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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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

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

Jobs at: MRC/UVRI

Deadline of this Job:
1st November 2019, 5:00pm.
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Entebbe , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Unit is an internationally recognized centre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multi-disciplinary 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 enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following positions:
Role Position: Laboratory Technologist (01 position)
Reports to: Postdoctoral Scientist/Project Leader and Laboratory Manager
Duty Station: Entebbe
The position has been created to fulfill immunology sample processing and testing needs fewer than two studies within the Immunomodulation and Vaccines (I-Vac) Programme. The first is an observational pilot study known as the Infant BCG mycobacterial growth inhibition (IBM) study which aims to use laboratory tools to assess in vitro functionality of the TB vaccine, BCG in infants from Uganda. The second study is known by the acronym prime and is a multicenter randomized clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the TB vaccine candidate, VPM1002, in infants in Uganda and several other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. .

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Deadline: 1st November 2019, 5:00pm.
Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within six (6) weeks after the closing date of the advert and any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification.
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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