Medical Laboratory Technologist

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

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Medical Laboratory Technologist

(based at National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), Teku

The Medical Laboratory Technologist will be responsible for supporting HIV-related testing, quality assurance, recording reporting, coordination, and management to achieve the goals of the National HIV program and EpiC Nepal.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support to conduct HIV viral load and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) of HIV.
  • Participate in specimen collection, storage, processing, testing, and recording of other HIV related tests at NPHL.
  • Support in maintaining standard operating procedures (SOPs), reagent inventory, expiry log, temperature log, among others, for tests and instruments used within the unit as instructed by Head of Department (HOD)/In-charge.
  • Work in implementation of External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) of HIV serology and viral load across the country.
  • Support in maintaining ISO accreditation of HIV/Hepatitis reference unit at NPHL.
  • Participate in conducting regular meetings, workshops, problem-oriented discussions and other HIV and HIV- related laboratory activities.
  • Coordinate with NPHL and Province Public Health Laboratories for EpiC project related activities.
  • Facilitate trainings/events concerned with HIV Infection and laboratory technologies for diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection conducted by NPHL, EpiC Nepal, or other stakeholders as per assigned by Director/HOD/In-charge to strengthen laboratory practice in peripheral service sites.
  • Support EpiC Nepal for conducing training, supportive supervision, and monitoring in consultation with and approval from Supervisor, HOD, In-charge and Director.
  • Participate and share idea to deliver quality and timely dissemination of services provided by HIV/Hepatitis Reference Laboratory.
  • Coordination with government hospitals, province public health laboratories, antiretroviral therapy (ART) centers and stakeholders.
  • Supportive supervision and monitoring of government sites as directed by NPHL.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory technology or equivalent with three years of relevant work experience in laboratory diagnosis. Master’s degree preferable with relevant experience.
  • Experience in molecular-level testing preferred.
  • Experience in the field of HIV and AIDS-related services preferred.
  • Proactive and independent approach to work with a willingness to undertake additional responsibilities.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, team building and management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English and Nepali including documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite Applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. June 21, 2023.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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