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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Laboratory Technician Job at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Laboratory Technician 

Jobs at:
Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) 

Deadline of this Job:
23rd November 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 18th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

Laboratory Technician
Reporting to the Lab Manager (One position)

Main Purpose of the Job
To conduct quality control and other HIV associated tests in line with the mandate of the HIV National Reference Laboratory and also provide laboratory quality assurance support to HIV testing sites. Perform assays in the HIV Drug Resistance National Reference Laboratory as directed by the scientist and laboratory Director.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in development of laboratory standard operating procedures.
  •  Preparation of HIV proficiency testing panels.
  •  Distribute HIV proficiency testing panels to testing sites.
  •  Provide standard operating procedures to testing sites.
  •  Collect quality control specimens from testing sites.
  •  Register and store specimens in easily retrievable manner until required for retesting
  •  Keep updated inventories of all specimens in the repository using a user friendly archival software.
  •  Take measures to ensure that aliquots of tested specimens are properly stored, minimizing freezing and thawing.
  •  Timely maintenance of the cold chain system.
  •  Review the test results with the laboratory Technologist before forwarding them them for data entry, management and analysis.
  •  Carry out quality control tests on sentinel surveillance and HIV serobehavioral surveys samples.
  •  Perform assays in the HIV Drug Resistance National Reference Laboratory
  •  Carry out support supervision of HIV testing sites.
  •  Compile needs of testing centres for providing quality HIV test results.
  •  Participate in carrying out training at the testing sites.
  •  Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be assigned by the Laboratory Technologist or Laboratory Manager.
  •  Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.
  •  Registered with the Allied Health Professional Council.
  •  2 years of working experience in a biomedical laboratory/ or in an HIV drug resistance laboratory. The experience should have included quality control responsibilities.
  •  Experience in sample processing, storage and retrieval for molecular work; RNA extractions and sequencing is essential for the position in the HIV drug resistance laboratory.
  • Knowledge of MS office packages including Excel.
Job application procedure
Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with emails and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below not later than 5pm on 23rd November 2018:
The Director
Uganda Virus Research Institute
P.O. BOX 49, Entebbe
Or hand deliver to his office Plot 51-59, Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted