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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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

Vacancy title:
Laboratory Technician [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: NGO , Category: Technician ]

Jobs at: Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Deadline of this Job:
8th June 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has signed an MoU with the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health evaluations and training in Uganda under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Under this cooperation, UVRI intends to recruit a Laboratory Technician under one year contract to be renewed depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. This position is based at Entebbe. LABORATORY TECHNICIAN - reporting to the Laboratory Technologist (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. .

Job 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 for data entry, management and analysis
• Carry-out quality control tests on sentinel surveillance and national HIV sero-behavioral Surveys samples
• Carry-out support supervision of HIV testing sites
• Compile needs of testing sites 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

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications:
• Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
• Currently registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
• 2 years of working experience in a biomedical laboratory and / or in an HIV drug resistance laboratory.
• The experience should have included quality control responsibilities.
• Knowledge of MS Office packages including Excel

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with E-mail and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below not later than 5pm on 10th September 2019.
The Director Uganda Virus Research Institute
P. O. Box 49, Entebbe
OR Hand-delivered to his office Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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