Submitted by psc on Jul 16


Applications are invited from suitably qualified Gambians to fill the following vacant positions available at the National Public Health Laboratories under the Ministry of Health, Banjul.

JOB TITLE: Senior Laboratory Technician, Grade 7

Number of vacancies: (3 positions)


Direct Entry:

  • Candidate must obtain at least 5 WASSCE credits including English, Mathematics and 3 science subjects with a Diploma in Biomedical Sciences

In-direct Entry:

  • Candidate must have served satisfactorily as a Laboratory Technician for at least two (2) years


  • Collects specimen appropriately.
  • Performs laboratory assays / tests relevant to routine clinical diagnosis in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and in compliance to relevant international laboratory quality standards (e.g. Good Laboratory Practice - GLP).
  • Ensures that laboratory equipment are in good working order and provide user maintenance as necessary.
  • Monitors process parameters (e.g temperature and humidity), equipment performance monitoring and safe working practices in the laboratory.
  • Ensuring proper documentation, collation and recording of laboratory data.
  • Ensures that test results are properly entered and signed by a senior laboratory personnel.
  • Works in compliance with all relevant Health and Safety standards according to standard regulations.
  • Provides supervision of the laboratory in the absence of the Laboratory Scientist.
  • Provides training of Laboratory Assistants on laboratory SOPs.




  • Significant experience working in a routine diagnostic laboratory
  • Competence and understanding of Health and Safety rules and compliance
  • Basic IT skills (Microsoft Office Suite)



The salary attached to the post is Grade 7 of the Government Integrated pay scale i.e. D51, 192 (Fifty-one thousand, one hundred and ninety-two dalasi) per annum.

Applicants should complete form (16B) available at the Records Office of the Public Service Commission (PSC), The Quadrangle, Banjul. Together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of Certificates and other relevant documents to the said records office not later than 20th July, 2020 before 3:30pm.

20th July, 2020 before 3:30pm.