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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Laboratory Manager Job at International AIDS Vaccine Initative ( IAVI ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Laboratory Manager 

Jobs at:
International AIDS Vaccine Initative ( IAVI ) 

Deadline of this Job:
19th November, 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 9th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

The UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program Limited, founded in 2001, is a not fbr profit organization with offices and research facilities based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. The Programs main activities are conducting research, building capacity and providing advocacy for HIV/AIDS vaccine as well as molecular and epidemiological work towards HIV prevention. The Program is mainly funded by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), USA but also receives funding from other donors. The Program invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position below:

Position: Laboratory Manager
No. of Positions: 1
Duration of contract: 1 year (renewable)
Nature of contract: Full time

Key Responsibilities
  • Overseeing the day to day operations of the laboratory and ensuring that problems encountered with testing are quickly resolved
  • Overseeing the purchase and validation of new assays and equipment
  • Reviewing research protocols to identify and plan for the implications on laboratory operations, develop analytical plans and source for back up analytical services .
  • In liaison with the QA manager, ensure compliance with GCLP standards and the quality management plan
  • Ensuring timely review and development of departmental SOPs
  • Overseeing the proper maintenance, repair and servicing of laboratory equipment
  • Ensuring that samples are properly processed, stored and that accurate, reliable and timely results are released
  • Leading and supervising the laboratory team in a manner that empowers them to operate according to best practice and deliver high standards of customer service
  • Identifying activities which need to be carried out by the laboratory, develop work plans and duty rosters
  • Ensuring that staff are properly trained and their competencies assessed routinely
  • Developing appropriate budgets and ensuring effective utilization of the finances associated with the laboratory department
Education/Experience Requirements;
  • Masters in Laboratory Sciences or Clinical Pathology
  • 5 years in research, preferably in clinical trials
  • Experience in the implementation of GCLP, ISO 15189 or CAP standards
  • Experience in grant writing or possession of grant writing skills will be an added advantage
Job application procedure
Please send a cover letter along with copies of academic certificates, CV, day-time telephone contacts and names of two professional referees to:
Administration Manager,
UVRI-IAVILHIV Vaccine Program Ltd
P.O Box 49, Entebbe.
Or by email to; -
Closing date: 19th November, 2018 at 3:00pm
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.