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Laboratory Technician

Application deadline 26. May
Posted at
11. Apr, 17:43
Application deadline
Business / Employer name
Brightermonday Tanzania
Company Industry
Job Level
Entry Level
Work Type
Full Time
Highest Qualification
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
Other Arusha District Arusha



  • The Laboratory Technician will perform the following duties among others:
  • Sampling suckers and shoot tips of banana plants
  • In vitro multiplication and regeneration of banana plants
  • Embryo rescue and germination of embryos/seeds
  • Prepare in-vitro media (stock solutions and working media)
  • Chromosome doubling of diploid banana varieties
  • Transplant in-vitro plants into the nursery and maintain the nursery
  • Process imported plant material
  • Maintain excellent lab and nursery records
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of lab equipment
  • Keep the laboratory operations aseptically clean
  • Stock control by tracking the use of the lab consumables aand supplies
  • Assist the field assistant in planting in-vitro plants
  • Report,findings orally and in writing
  • Other official duties as assigned by the banana breeder

Required Qualifications I Experience

  • The candidate should have a BSc in Molecular Biology / Biotechnology) Agriculture or related field,
  • Preferably work experience in agricultural sciences or other research enviroment .
  • Familiarity with general laboratory working procedures
  • Flexibility, reliability; honesty and independence
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • The ability to work independently and as a team member

General information:

The initial period for this position is one and half years with possibility of renewal. This is a nationally recruited position and IITA offers a competitive remuneration package.


Applications including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, telephone number, email address, and names and addresses of tworeferees should be sent to the Country Representative, IITA- Tanzania, Plot No. 25, Mwenge - Coca-Cola Road, Mikocheni Industrial Area P.O, Box 34441, Oar es Salaam, Tanzania or by email to

Applicants are requested to please indicate the reference number for the position as indicated on the heading of the announcement in your application as well as on the subject of your email if sending by email. If sending by post or hand delivery, please indicate the reference number on your application as well as on the left hand side of your envelope. Please note that any applications without the reference number indicated will be automatically disqualified.

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