Uganda Health Jobs – Laboratory Scientist at UVRI

Reports to:  HIV drug resistance Laboratory Director
Organisation: Uganda Virus Research Institute
Job Location: Entebbe, Uganda
About Uganda Virus Research Institute:
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 the following personnel on a one year contract to be renewed depending on availability of funds.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
This person will:
·         Work with the Laboratory Director and other staff to make sure the laboratory gets accredited and maintains accreditations.
·         Prepares for audits where needed
·         Participate in setting up systems that will allow collection of specimens and other information for HIV drug resistance testing under the various protocols that will be implemented
·         Supervise technicians in the laboratory
·         Make sure laboratory staff work under recommended safety, including disposal of waste
·         Work with data staff to establish and maintain the HIV Drug Resistance database
·         Present data, write reports and manuscripts
·         Attend scientific meetings including working with WHO ResNetLab Network
·         Assist those developing protocols in virology
·         Work in the area of viral load relevant to this programme
·         Ensure that work on HIV drug resistance and findings fit well into the overall HIV Quality Assurance Control
·         Work with other collaborators such as those at UVRI involved in related work i.e. MRC and CDC
Qualifications and Experience:
·         Minimum of a degree in Biological Sciences. A Masters Degree in Virology, Molecular Virology or related Sciences is preferred;
·         At least two years experience in molecular techniques such as sequencing and sequence data analyses.
·         Good oral and written communication skills will be required.
How to Apply:
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;
The Director,
Uganda Virus Research Institute
P.O. Box 49, Entebbe.
Or hand-delivered to his office Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 19th February, 2013
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