Fresher Laboratory Technologist – Biorepository NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit


Job Title:   Laboratory
Technologist – Biorepository

Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC UK)
/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Position Code: LT-820

Reports to: Senior Laboratory Technologist


About US:

The Medical Research Council (MRC UK) is an internationally
recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of
HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and
cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science,
epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new
intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing
epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options,
treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and practice in
Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements
between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and
the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st
February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into
current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit
is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu,
Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts.


Job Summary:   The Laboratory Technologist – Biorepository
will be responsible for day- to-day sample accessioning, processing, storage
and retrieval activities within the Unit biorepository in accordance to GCLP
standards and ISBER best practices.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Reception, labelling and Storage of samples
within the biorepository;

Ensure that the samples in the freezers are
well- organized and all available storage data captured within the storage

sample data entry and management in Freezer
works database;

Identify and retrieve samples for testing
in-house use and international shipments;

maintain up-to date retrieval and shipping
inventories within the storage database;

Conduct regular QC of the physical samples
against their associated data within freezer works;

Environmental monitoring of freezer temperatures
and emergence response to alarms;

Record and monitor temperatures for freezers
ensuring that they are clean, operating within set temperature ranges and the
maintenance logs are kept up-to date;

Identify and record Corrective and preventive
actions within the biorepository section;

Writes technical Standard operating procedures;

To be fully aware and comply with the units
Health and safety;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit Laboratory Technologist –
Biorepository job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in
biomedical laboratory technology (or equivalent);

One year of practical experience within a
clinical or biomedical research laboratory environment;

Should have good practical skills in the
required clinical laboratory techniques;

Experience in using Freezer works sample
management database or similar is desired;

Should have IATA Certification;

Should have good practical skills and knowledge
in a range of sample handling and storage requirements;

Possession of knowledge of ISBER best practices
for Repositories/Documentation is desired;

Equipment troubleshooting skills / GCLP/
documentation skills;

Should possess computer skills with proficiency
in Word, Excel, Access & Power point;

Great communication skills; and,

Good interpersonal skills.


How to Apply:

Follow the link below to fill a form and submit your
application documentation:


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.


The applications should be addressed to:

The Head of Human Resources,

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.


Deadline: 28th August 2020 by 5:00pm.


Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted
within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of the advert. Any form of
lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification. By submitting
your personal information, you consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda
Research Unit holding and using it in accordance with its recruitment policy
and procedure. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with
the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
interview. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the
application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic


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