Vaccine Production Trainee – 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
Vaccine Production Trainee (2 positions)
We are seeking highly motivated
individuals to be trained in vaccine production in accordance with regulatory
requirements and cGMP. Responsibilities include performing a wide variety of
tasks within a team environment focusing on aseptic techniques for the
culturing of live viruses.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Initiation and maintenance of viral and
    bacterial cultures.
  • Identification and characterization of
    microbes.
  • Laboratory Management and Maintenance
    including active knowledge of laboratory equipment handling and
    maintenance, laboratory safety and aseptic techniques.
  • Participation in vaccine production
    processes from raw materials to finished product following cGMP procedures
    and protocols.
Additional responsibilities
include preparing protocols for experiments of simple to moderate complexity
under supervision, preparing technical reports, and summaries of assigned
projects. Candidates must be comfortable performing laboratory bench work and
experimental procedures. The individual will be required to complete training
to assure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and other
regulatory requirements, and to adhere to all requirements of established
quality systems.
Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate should possess a
    Diploma in Microbiology or a closely related field with extensive
    experience in bacteriology or virology. Preference will be given to
    individuals with work experience in a GMP Quality Control laboratory.
  • Experience in writing and modifying
    Standard Operating Procedures and 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 aDility 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. 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. The position requires flexibility of
    time and the ability to work after hours and occasionally overnight.
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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