2 Fresher Laboratory Technologist Non-profit Job Placements – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Organisation: Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory
Field Coordinator
About US:
The Makerere University Walter
Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV research program that was established
in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of understanding between Makerere
University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation for Advancement of Military
Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of MUWRP is to develop,
evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease threats of public health
importance to Uganda.
Job Summary: The
Laboratory Technologist will serve as a laboratory technologist for the Kawolo
District Hospital supported by MUWRP. This position will require the incumbent
to be knowledgeable in most laboratory activities as well as other project
activities that pertain to the laboratory and its scientific development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Proficiently
    perform Specimen accessioning and PBMC, Plasma and serum processing per
    SOP and become proficient enough to conduct the assay without daily
    oversight.  Cell processing includes
    isolation of PBMCs and counting, in addition to freezing and storage of
    the samples.
  • Proficiently
    conduct Automated and Manual Haematology as established in the SOPs for
    each assay.
  • Proficiently
    conduct clinical chemistry, troubleshooting and maintenance of the
    equipment as established in the SOPs and operator’s manual.
  • Proficiently
    perform pregnancy and urinalysis assays as established in the SOPs.
  • The
    incumbent will be required to work closely with the various heads of
    sections in the MUWRP Laboratory in Mulago.
  • Perform
    QA/QC, maintain laboratory equipment, including but not limited to service
    and repair as established by SOPs and QA/QC guidelines.
  • Maintain
    lab databases and keep up with current software applications for specific
    departments.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical laboratory
    technology, Bachelors in medical laboratory Sciences or any related
    science laboratory field.
  • One
    to two years’ experience with PBMC processing as well as conducting
    clinical chemistry, manual and automated hematology will be an added
    advantage.
  • Ability
    to professionally communicate in writing and verbally or other means
    deemed appropriate.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should download the application form, download
here
, attach it together with
application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic qualifications and three
professional referees. The position number (Check top of advert) and preferred
location should clearly be stated in the application letter.
Please send applications to:
The HR and Administration
Manager,
Makerere University Walter Reed
Project,
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.,
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 22nd January 2018

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