Fresher Laboratory Technologist NGO Jobs – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)


Organisation: Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Duty Station: Kawolo,

Position Number: MUWRP/08/02

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 fully
participate in the running of samples at Laboratory Hub, from the host facility
and other lower level MUWRP supported ART clinics under the hub system. The
incumbent has to ensure that quality assurance procedures are followed in the
generation of laboratory results and that all results from sample runs are
accurately processed and released back to the respective clinics in a timely
manner. He/she is responsible for supporting the establishment of an effective
and sustainable quality management system to ensure reliability of results
generated by the laboratory.

The incumbent is
also responsible for maintaining proficiency in current laboratory procedures
such as general QA/QC, haematology, serum chemistry, CD4 counts, syphilis RPR,
TB microscopy, Malaria microscopy, HIV rapid testing, Urinalysis, Urine
pregnancy, HBsAg and other routine lab diagnostic tests.   In addition, he/she is expected to perform
laboratory safety duties and learn new laboratory techniques as they come into
the laboratory.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Proficiently conduct: Automated
    hematology as established by the SOP for this assay, FACSCount CD4 counts
    as established by the SOPs for this assay, serum chemistry evaluation
    using the Roche Cobas c111 as established by the SOP for this assay, HIV
    rapid tests and Syphilis RPR and TPPA as per the SOPs.
  • Proficiently perform other routine
    diagnostic tests, including TB microscopy, malaria microscopy, urinalysis,
    Urine pregnancy, HBsAg,  e.t.c as
    per their SOPs
  • Proficiently run the Genexpert machine
    used in the diagnosis of MTB and Rifampicin resistance as per established
  • Support the running of research samples
    as per the study protocol
  • Perform routine and periodic maintenance
    of laboratory equipment to ensure their continued functionality as
    established by SOPs and QA/QC guidelines.
  • Implement internal and external quality
    assurance procedures in Kawolo lab Hub and affiliated lower health
    facility labs and ensure that IQC and EQA results are properly utilized
    for continued quality improvement of laboratory services.
  • Participate in the generation, review
    and maintenance of laboratory documents and records including internal
    laboratory quality and safety manuals, SOPs, quality control records,
    equipment preventive maintenance records and schedules
  • Initiate and document appropriate
    corrective actions for any identified nonconformities in the lab, to
    ensure continued compliance with set quality standards
  • Perform monthly comparability testing
    and data reviews between Kawolo Lab hub and other MUWRP supported
    laboratories in order to assess continued proficiency.
  • Monitor/track and place orders for
    logistical requirements so that all laboratory supplies are on hand at all
  • Support the Implementation of laboratory
    quality management systems in Kawolo Lab hub and lower level health
    facility labs supported by MUWRP.
  • Participate in the collection of
    laboratory data, generate timely lab data reports and ensure the collected
    data is properly analysed and utilised for continued delivery of quality
    lab services.
  • Participate in lab technical support
    activities, mentorship and quality assurance monitoring of other program
    areas that apply laboratory procedures, including HCT, PMTCT, EID, and SMC
  • Organize and participate in Trainings
    and continuing professional development sessions/ and CMEs to ensure
    continued professional growth.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in a
    biomedical laboratory related field or its equivalent from a recognised
  • Two years of working experience in busy
    Diagnostic/research laboratory environment.
  • Evidence of prior training in the
    relevant techniques will be an added advantage.
  • MUST be registered with Allied Health.
  • Physical Ability: Ability to work for
    prolonged hours as may be dictated by the prevailing work load
  • Ability to professionally communicate in
    writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate.
  • The incumbent is also expected be able
    to sit/ stand for extended periods of time.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should download the application form, download
, 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

P.O. Box 16524
Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 9th August 2019 by 5:00p,

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