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Lab Technician/Scientist

Foto: Sebastian Bolesch

As a laboratory technician in the field, your responsibility is to organize all laboratory activity in a medical project. You train local personnel in sampling, analysis and quality assurance. 

Once you have gained field experience, you can also be given responsibility for evaluation and service training.


  • Education as a biomedical analyst
  • Knowledge of tropical diseases
  • Professional experience in a European laboratory, preferably in low-income regions with parasitology
  • Organizational and teaching skills

Please read the basic requirements for fieldworkers.


To read first-hand stories from our staff working overseas for MSF, visit our blog.

Your safety and security 

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.


Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life in the field

We can only accept applications from Swedish and Finnish residents (Swedish/Finnish citizens and those eligible to work in Sweden or Finland).

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