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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Laboratory Technician Job at MSF/EPICENTRE - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Laboratory Technician

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Deadline of this Job:
not later than the 31st March, 2017

Duty Station:
Epicenter Mbarara Research Centre in (EMBB), Uganda

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Job details:
MSF/EPICENTRE IS RECRUITING IN MBARARA Epicenter is a Non-Government Organization created by Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) in 1987 to help improve the quality of its field interventions. Since 1996, Epicenter has been a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating center for research in epidemiology and response to emerging diseases. Epicenter’s work hinges around three main activity areas: clinical research, field epidemiology and training.
Laboratory Technician (1 Positions)
Location: ‘Epicenter Mbarara Research Centre In (EMBB), Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory manager
Duration: 6 months, renewable
Start date: 11th April, 2017.
General responsibilities (not exhaustive)

  • Perform analyses and report results of laboratory procedures performed in the laboratory, according to GCLP standards.
  • Participate in all laboratory activities: sample collection, hematology, clinical chemistry, smear microscopy, media preparation, others as applicable
  • Ensure that the procedures are performed following standard operating procedures (SOP)
  • Participate in the implementation of quality assurance procedures
  • Participate in follow up of the internal and external quality control
  • Participate in the regular maintenance of laboratory equipment both internally (daily or weekly procedures) or externally (annual maintenance).
  • Participate in the biosafety aspects of the laboratory Requirements:
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Techniques. Must be registered with Allied Health Professionals council
  • Experience in laboratory procedures (Hematology, Clinical chemistry, and microscopy)
  • Knowledge in using word, excel and power point
  • Ability to communicate
  • Experience/knowledge of GCLP and lab safety requirement
Job application procedure
Applications must be submitted not later than the 31st March, 2017. Send or hands deliver application to: Resources Manager MSFI Epicenter Mbarara Research Centre P. 0. Box 1956, Mbarara or by email to: