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Scientific Officer-Parasitology

The Tropical Diseases Research Centre is a National Health Research Institution established by Act of parliament No. 31 of 1982 under the ministry of health. The Centre is mandated to conduct research and training in Tropical Diseases and other diseases of national health importance such as HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis and other Opportunistic infections.The Centre has continued to embrace a multi-disciplinary team of experts including medical scientific and non-medical staff to execute its functions in order to fulfil its mandate. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons who are self-motivated and result oriented to fill the following vacancies:

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Full Grade Twelve School Certificate
  • Master in either of the following: –
  • Parasitology
  • Basic science with a major in parasitology
  • A PhD will be an added advantage
  • Not less than two years in a related field
  • A minimum of at least three years experience in Parasitology field
  • Registration with Health Professions Council of Zambia
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Main Duties

  • To carry out research and other assignments as directed by the Superiors
  • To formulate and write qualitative and quantitative research proposals.
  • To facilitate and take part in data collection, carry out data analysis and report writing.
  • Manage subordinates’ research and administrative activities as assigned by the Head of Department.

How to Apply

Application letters accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional qualifications from recognized institutions should be sent to:-

The Director,

Tropical Diseases Research Centre,

Ndola Central Hospital,

6th and 7th floors,

PO Box 71769,


Application deadline
22 Jun
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