Microbiologist Vacancy At CERMEL

Job Details

Post : We are looking to hire a Microbiologist to lead our clinical/research Microbiology Laboratory. S/he should be technically and scientifically sound with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate is expected to have a meticulous attention to detail and display a keen interest in treating and preventing diseases that are harmful to humans and the environment.
Employer :Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL)
Town :Lambaréné, GABON
Contract :Fixed Term – Minimum 2 years
Ad end date : 29 february 2020
Start date of work : 1 april 2020
Salary : Salary and benefits to be discussed at the interview (based on work experience and qualification).

Main Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and conduct research on various microbiological activities.
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to manage a team and workload.
  • Remain up to date with scientific and research developments
  • Record, analyze and interprete data
  • Write research papers, reports, and reviews
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ensure regular review of SOPs and written of new ones (as required).
  • Perform tests on clinical samples to isolate and identify causative microbial agents
  • When necessary, carry out antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST), interpret the results and advise clinicians on appropriate antimicrobial agents for treating such infections.
  • Ensure regular auditing of the Lab and carry out corrective actions (as necessary) for continuous improvement
  • Knowledge in managing a clinical/research laboratory project and in collaborating with a wide variety of partners
  • Develop and document various microbiology laboratory processes and prepare final reports.
  • Maintain purchase orders for all laboratory processes and monitor inventory.
  • Attract competitive research grants for his/her research interest as well as participate in national and international collaborations


  • PhD degree in Microbiology, medically qualified candidates will be an advantage.
  • At least 2 years of working experience as a Microbiologist.
  • Highly skilled in microbiology techniques, methodology, equipment and supplies.
  • Great ability to prepare research papers and technical reports.
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
  • Strong leadership qualities, accuracy and attention to details.
  • Computer literate and proficiency in the use of Microsoft programmes (WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Willingness to keep up-to-date with current information and research.

Languages requirements

  • Excellent command of English (both oral, read and written)
  • French (optional)

All applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas and other relevant documents including a cover letter no later than 29 february 2020.
Please send an e-mail to: espace-emploi[at]cermel.org.