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Monday, August 28, 2017

Laboratory Technologist Job at MRC/UVRI Uganda - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Laboratory Technologist

Jobs at:
MRC/UVRI Uganda

Deadline of this Job:
not later than Friday, 08th September 2017

Duty Station:
Masaka, Uganda 


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Job details:
Established in 1988, the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is an internationally recognized center of excellence research on HIV infection and related diseases, contributing knowledge on the evolving epidemic, the evaluation of innovate health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and world wide The Unit's head offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research lnstitute- Entebbe Campus, and the main research activity in Masaka, Kalungu, Kampala and Wakiso districts, including the peri-urban areas of Entebbe. The Unit is now seeking enthusiastic individual to fill the following position;

LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST
Position Code: BASC817
Project: EBOVAC
Reports to: Senior Scientist
Duty station: Masaka
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract end date: 31st March 2019 – renewable

Job Purpose: Perform analyses and report results of the laboratory procedures performed in the laboratory, according to GCLP standards

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Receiving blood samples, processing and storing PBMC, plasma, serum and other biological specimens according to SOPs and GCLP 
  • Produce reliable and precise data by performing SOP  
  • guided laboratory experiments assigned by scientists Di supervisors‘ This includes:
  •  Whole blood assays for subsequent cytokine analysis  
  • Preliminary staining of cells for flow cytometry  
  • implementing GCLP practices:  
  • Cleaning and disinfecting equipment;  
  • Tracking equipment servicing requirements;  
  • Ensuring health and safety as per SOPs and unit guidelines  
  • Monitoring temperatures and liquid nitrogen levels;  
  • Data backup; Running equipment performance QCs  
  • record keeping (electronic and hard copies)  
  • Ensuring that required reagents and supplies are in sufficient stocks and are kept securely in recommended conditions;  
  • Preparing reagent and consumable orders for subsequent review and approval by supervisor.  
  • Performing IATA compliant shipment of samples to and from partner laboratories.
  •  Performing scientific duties: assisting in setting up and cleaning of databases, writing reports, using computer to mathematical calculations and preparation of graphs; presentation of research findings at local and, national and international workshops/conferences Assist in writing and reviewing of operational manuals and study specific SOPs  
  • Assist in capacity building for new staff and student Attachments
Person specifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant Laboratory Biomedical Sciences training, (Biological) 
  • At least a credit 4 in 0 Level Mathematics, English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry
  •  Previous experience working within a clinical trials laboratory  
  • Exposure to PBMC processing and sterile tissue culture techniques Ability to use Ms Office package Laboratory related health and safety training GCLP training Some practical experience in PBMC processing and Cryopreservation
Job application procedure
Application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications should be emailed to recruitment@mrcuganda.org not later than Friday, 08th September 2017 Please quote the position code (BASC817) in the subject line of the email Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews