Laboratory Technologist – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:       Laboratory
Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Section
Leader (Biochemistry)
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 Laboratory Technologist will perform
analyses and report results of the laboratory procedures performed in the
Biochemistry Section, according to ISO 15189 standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Handles samples and performs analyses according to the approved
    Standard Operating Procedures
  • Maintain quality results by running standards and controls,
    verifying equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and
    troubleshooting, monitoring quality         control
    measures and protocols
  • Identifies and communicates abnormal patient results by alerting
    supervisory personnel, clinician or other appropriate personnel.
  • Identifies and records non-conformances on Corrective Action
  • Identifies and records potential non-conformances
  • Corrects potential and non-conformances
  • Writes technical Standard Operating Procedures
  • To train, supervise and encourage the technical development of
    Assistant Laboratory Technologists

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK /
    UVRI) Laboratory Technologist job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in a relevant Laboratory Biomedical Sciences
  • Previous experience working within a Clinical Trials laboratory
  • Extensive experience working in an automate Biochemistry       department
  • Should have strong background in Clinical Biochemistry
  • Must be in Possession of an up to date AHP registration
  • Having GCLP Laboratory related health and safety trainings is an
    added advantage
  • Able to work independently
  • Good computer skills
  • Core: Personal Integrity, Emotional,
    Resourcefulness, Ability to Learn, Forward Thinking, Reliability, Openness
    to Others
  • Job Specific: Independence,
    Analytical Thinking, Conceptual Thinking, Proactivity, Results
    Orientation, Thoroughness, Concern for Excellence, Flexibility Towards
    Others, Service Orientation, Development Orientation
How to Apply:
Fill the following
online form accordingly and there after submit the application documents to the
e-mail below: Click Here.
Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High
level of integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered
during shortlisting. Please email your application to
Applications should include academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime
telephone contact and three traceable professional references. Combine all
application documentation into one MS Word Document then convert it to PDF.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
NB; Please quote the
following position code in the subject line of the email: LT119
The applications
should be addressed to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager,
Uganda Research Unit,
P.O. Box, 49
Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 8th February 2019 by 5:00pm.
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