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Microbiology Laboratory Technician(01post)

To                                 : All interested candidates

From                            : Human Resource Department, Angkor Hospital for Children

Report to                     : Laboratory Manager

Job Location                : Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Salary & benefits         : Based on the employment contract

Closing Date                : 08th January 2023 at 17:00 pm


Angkor Hospital for children (AHC) is a non-profit organization providing medical care to children in Siem Reap. The Cambodia-Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) is a medical research collaboration between Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) and the University of Oxford, UK. COMRU supports the diagnostic microbiology laboratory at AHC. The well-equipped BSL-2 laboratory processes around 10,000 clinical bacteriology samples per annum. In addition to bacterial culture, the laboratory also has ELISA, real-time PCR, MALDI-TOF, and whole genome sequencing capabilities. The unit’s research interests include invasive bacterial infection epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance, pneumonia and pneumococcal disease (colonisation dynamics / vaccine effects / diagnostics), hospital-acquired infection epidemiology, and neonatal infections.

AHC is looking for a highly motivated Cambodian individual who can fulfill the currently vacant position of Microbiology Lab Technician (1 position).


  • Perform routine diagnostic microbiology laboratory procedures according to internal standard operating procedures (SOPs) to a high standard and in a timely manner.
  • Perform research microbiology procedures according to internal SOPs to a high standard and in a timely manner.
  • Prepare culture media and laboratory reagents and perform quality control testing.
  • Perform data entry and maintain record keeping for patient and research data.
  • Assist with maintenance of the laboratory including equipment and stock.
  • Work on weekend and public holiday duty when scheduled.
  • Other laboratory duties as directed by senior staff.


  • Lab Tech Certificate / Degree from a recognized university.
  • Previous work experience in a microbiology laboratory is desirable but not essential.
  • Good written and spoken English and Khmer.
  • Willing to learn and improve knowledge and skills.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to work diligently with good attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to work in a team environment involving different departments and outside agencies.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Honest and trustworthy.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to fill in an Application for Employment (available at HR Department or download from ( http://angkorhospital.org/jobs/job-application-forms/ )along with Curriculum Vitae, Cover letter and eligible Certificate of degree to: Angkor Hospital for Children, Tep Vong Road & Umchhay Street, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap province‐district, PO Box 50, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia.Tel: (855) 63 963 409, 017 72 72 62 or via email: [email protected]. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview and submitted applications will not be returned. Applicants who do not complete an AHC application form will not be considered

Ways You Can Help

Ongoing support from donors and volunteers allows us to continue to deliver high quality medical care to children affected by disease and poverty in Cambodia.