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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Senior Laboratory Technologist Job at MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Laboratory Technologist [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Non-profit and NGO , Category: Health Care ]

Jobs at: MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Deadline of this Job:
22nd August 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Entebbe , East Africa


Date Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


The Unit is an internationally recognized center of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social-behavioral research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka Wakiso and Kampala Districts.
The Unit is now seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to fill the following position:
Role Position: Senior Laboratory Technologist (01 position)
Reporting to: Senior Scientist
Duty Station: Entebbe
The position supervises activities of the National and Regional Reference Laboratory for HIV drug resistance and other associated Virology laboratories. Conduct laboratory experiments, make detailed observations, and analyses data according to SOPs. The position also ensures effective functioning of the laboratory while adhering to SOPs and health and safety guidelines. .

Some of the Key Result Areas
• Performs laboratory procedures including sample accessioning, nucleic acid extraction, PCR, Real-Time PCR and sequencing according to established SOPs and using a variety of laboratory equipment.
• Trains or supervises training of other laboratory staff and evaluates staff performance.
• Evaluates quality control and quality assurance measures and modifies manuals as needed.
• Plans workload distribution and makes schedules.
• Develops a budget for the laboratory and maintains control of lab costs.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
For a detailed job description and procedure for application, please visit
Fill an online form whose details are on the website and there after submit your application documents to
Applications should include academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional references. Combine all application documentation into one PDF Document. Deadline is Thursday 22nd August 2019, 5:00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.
Applications should be addressed to;
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
P.O.Box, 49
Entebbe, Uganda
Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within six (6) week after the closing date of the advert.
MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda research Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse work force and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment

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