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Entry Level Assistant Laboratory Technologist Non-profit Jobs - Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to:  Laboratory Technologist
Position Code: ALT518

About Us:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have been used to inform policy and practice that have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals over time.

Job Summary: The Assistant Laboratory Technologist will work as part of a scientific team carrying out a wide variety of Basic Science ancillary laboratory tasks and research experiments according to SOPs. They also provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory function effectively while adhering to SOPs and health and safety guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with receiving, processing and storing study samples according to SOPs so as to maximise their quality in subsequent testing
  • Performing SOP-guided laboratory experiments in order to produce reliable and precise data for scientific investigations: ELISpot, flow cytometry, Neutralisation assays, PCR, sequencing among others
  • Implementing GCLP practices: Cleaning and disinfecting equipment; Tracking equipment servicing requirements; Monitoring temperatures and liquid nitrogen levels; Data backup; Running equipment performance QCs
  • Ensuring that required reagents and supplies are in sufficient stocks and are kept securely in recommended conditions 
  • Performing IATA compliant shipment of samples to and from partner laboratories
  • Ensuring health and safety according to SOPs

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI Assistant Laboratory Technologist job placement must hold a Diploma in Laboratory Technology (Biological)
  • Two years of previous experience in working in a lab environment
  • Having trained in GCLP is an added advantage
  • At least a credit in Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation

How to Apply:
The candidates should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications should be e-mailed to recruitment@mrcuganda.org. NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email: Assistant Laboratory Technologist - ALT518. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here

Address to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49 Entebbe.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions. 

Deadline: 25th May 2018

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