The Tropical Diseases Research Centre is a National Health Research Institution established pursuant to the Tropical Diseases Research Centre Act No. 31 of 1982 under the Ministry of Health. The Centre is mandated to conduct research and training in Tropical Diseases and other diseases of national health importance such as HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis and other Opportunistic infections.

The Centre has continued to embrace a multi-disciplinary team of experts including medical scientific and non-medical staff to execute its functions in order to fulfil its mandate.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons who are self-motivated and result oriented to fill the position of Director: -

1.    Qualifications

Full Grade 12 or Form V Certificate


Post-graduate qualification in any of the following fields:

Mmed or equivalent

MPH and related fields

MSc in the following fields:

Medical Entomology/Parasitology


Clinical Chemistry/Chemical Pathology



Clinical Trials

Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Epidemiology

And/or PhD in any of the forestated fields or DR.PH


BSc (Biomedical/ Natural Sciences) plus MSc in Biomedical/Natural Sciences

Post-graduate qualification at PhD level in any of the following:

Medical Entomology





Molecular Biology

Clinical Chemistry/Chemical Pathology


2.    Experience Requirements

·         Minimum ten years at Senior Management level in a medical/scientific research institution and must demonstrate experience in strategic planning, project planning, development, execution and evaluation.

·         Demonstrable research experience as evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals.

·         Demonstrable ability to mobilize resources and establish sustainable working relations with national and international research and funding organizations.


PLEASE NOTE that those that had responded to the advertisement of the 14th and 15th day of February, 2019 need not apply.

REMUNERATION An attractive package commensurate with the post will be offered.

Application letters accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional qualifications from recognized institutions should be sent to the address below not later than 27th September, 2019:-

The TDRC Board Chairman

TDRC Board

Tropical Diseases Research Centre

Ndola Teaching Hospital

6th and 7th floors

P.O Box 71769