Biomedical Scientist

Biomedical Scientists are the lifeblood of MSF’S work, aiding clinicians in their essential diagnoses. In the field, biomedical scientists mostly work in a supervisory and training role. They play an important role in running our laboratories and monitoring outbreaks of disease and the impact of our responses.

Whether you are managing a laboratory to test for tuberculosis, or testing people for sleeping sickness in temporary outdoor clinics, your experience is valuable to MSF’s work.


  • Degree in Laboratory Technology or a degree in Microbiology with applied medical parasitology and bacteriology
  • Proven knowledge of STD’s, virology, Tuberculosis, blood bank, malaria, HIV/AIDS 
  • Knowledge and ability required in the techniques of sample taking (blood, stool, sputum)
  • Experience in using laboratory software packages and carrying out surveys
  • Knowledge of laboratory testing quality control methods
  • Experience in managing, supervising and training others
  • Able to work well as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team
  • Willing to work in unstable areas and ability to cope in a difficult and unpredictable environment
  •  Available for a minimum of nine to twelve months