Laboratory Field Assistant – Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI)

Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) is a dynamic Research
and development institution, a parastatal organization under the auspices of
the Ministry of Tourism Trade and Industry whose mandate includes engaging in
activities that will lead to rapid industrialisation of Uganda. Core activities
of the Institute include:
       
i.           
Establishment of platforms for value addition.
     
ii.           
Technology Transfer and Technology Development.
   
iii.           
Product development and design of industrial
processes.
   
iv.           
Enhanced provision of analytical laboratory
services.
     
v.           
Prototyping of products and processes.
   
vi.           
Business incubation.
  vii.           
Technical skills development and industrial
internship among others.
In pursuit of the above, the
Institute requires services of skilled and experienced Personnel for the
following positions
Laboratory Field Assistant (1 position)
We are seeking a highly
motivated individual to perform a support role in the production of vaccine
products in accordance with regulatory requirements and cGMP. Responsibilities
include performing a wide variety of tasks within a team environment focusing
on coordinating laboratory activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
·        
Carry
out laboratory and field tasks under minimum supervision.
·        
Record
observations, measurements and report the results.
·        
Responsible
for cleaning, disinfecting, maintaining clean rooms and equipment.
·        
Assist
with receipt and inspection of raw materials, and ordering and stocking of
materials and equipment.
·        
Assist
in collection and transportation of field samples, finished products, equipment
etc.
Additional responsibilities
include assisting in experiments of simple to moderate complexity
under supervision, preparing
technical reports, and summaries of assigned projects. The candidate must be
comfortable performing laboratory bench work. This individual will adhere to
all requirements of established quality systems.
Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate should possess a
    minimum of a Diploma in a laboratory related field. Preference will
    be given to individuals with work experience in a Research or GMP
    Quality Control laboratory; or equivalent combination of education and
    experience.
  • Fundamental knowledge of regulatory
    requirements, such as current GMP regulations and the ability to
    review and understand test data is highly desirable.
  • Understanding and the ability to follow
    safety precautions and procedures which apply to the activities in the
    laboratory is required.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability
    to work in a dynamic fast paced environment is a necessity. Candidates
    must be able to collaborate across multidisciplinary teams and also have
    the ability to work independently.
  • Candidates must have strong mathematics
    skills; strong scientific background; excellent skills in prioritization
    and achievement of goals and objectives; excellent written and verbal
    communication skills, a strong work ethic, computer literacy, and the
    ability to work independently following verbal instructions and SOPs.
    Flexibility and a passion to drive for results are key for this position.
  • Candidates MUST possess a clean, valid
    driver’s license as the position involves a significant amount of field
    work.
How to apply:
Details of the advertised
positions can be viewed on our website; www.uiri.org. Candidates are
advised to include their telephone and email addresses on their c.vs. Only
short listed candidates will be contacted with-in two weeks.
Handwritten applications with
copies of academic credentials and detailed curriculum vitae indicating contact
addresses of referees should be forwarded to the address below not later than 4th APRIL 2012.
Address: Executive Director, Uganda Industrial
Research Institute, Plot 42 A Mukabya Road- Nakawa Industrial , P.O. Box 7086,
Kampala -Uganda

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