Laboratory Technician Job Vacancy at Nkumba University

Organisation:  Nkumba University
Duty
Station
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports
to:
Dean of School of Sciences
About
Us:
Nkumba University is a private chartered
University (Legal Notice No. 3 of 2007). Its mission is to provide an
environment that enables the cultivation of Competence, Confidence, Creativity
and Character in the academic, professional and social interaction. The
University is strengthening its management and administrative systems to
enhance both policy initiation and implementation through recruitment of highly
qualified and committed individuals.
Job
Summary:
The Laboratory Technician will
offer technical support, ensuring that equipment in the laboratories is
functioning properly and is ready to use, right materials are available for particular
lesions. Work closely with students to explain or demonstrate experiments or
how to use equipment as well as helping lecturers and individual students with
research projects.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with Academic
    Staff to discuss timetable, equipment requirements and work plans.
  • Routinely test experiments
    prior the lecturers.
  • Prepare equipment and
    chemicals needed for the lecturers.
  • Maintain equipment and
    laboratory apparatus.
  • Ensure that equipment is
    properly cleaned and chemicals, drugs and other materials are
    appropriately stored.
  • Offer technical support to
    Lecturers and students.
  • Actively participate in
    research projects in the School.
  • Ensure compliance and
    adherence to all health and safety procedures in place.
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor
    of Science Degree preferably in Biochemistry, Laboratory Technology, Technology
    Chemistry and Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Possession of masters degree
    in relevant field will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ experience
    in the laboratory work.
  • Practical organization skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Effective communication skills
Age: 25
– 45 years
How to Apply:
All those willing to work in one of Uganda’s
leading higher institutions of learning should please hand deliver 13 copies of
the following documents to the address below OR hand delivered:
  • Dully
    filled application form, Download
    Here
    .
  • Detailed
    curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of
    certificates and three sealed letters of reference.
The University Secretary,
Nkumba University,
P.O. Box 237, Entebbe. Uganda.
NB: Please clearly indicate the post applied for on the
envelope (‘‘Application for the
position of ………’’.). Only shortlisted
candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: 19th May 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

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