Laboratory Technician Careers – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:     Laboratory Technician  
Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda
About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker
Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker
Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history
from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to
operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s
missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and
others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital.
By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on
society through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other
professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary:  The Laboratory Technician will provide all the
required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively
whilst adhering to correct procedures, and health and safety guidelines. Also,
the incumbent will ensure that equipment is functioning properly and is ready
to use, and that the right materials are available for particular practical
lessons and experimental research.
Key Duties and
  • Ensure that the laboratories are secure,
    oversee the keys for each lab, store room and office area.
  • Reporting any damage on Science
    Laboratories building to the Director Facilities and Capital Projects.
  • Work closely with academic staff to
    discuss timetables, equipment requirements, and work plans
  • Running trails of experiments prior to classes
    and then demonstrating techniques for experiment preparing equipment and
    chemicals before lessons-from test tubes to state-of-the-art equipment
  • Supporting the work of instructors in
    classes and providing instructions in laboratory sessions and giving technical
    advice to staff and students
  • Working with individual students and
    supporting them on research projects.
  • Maintaining and repairing equipment and
    laboratory apparatus; preparing user protocols for all analytical
  • Record keeping, e.g. for students’
    practical sessions, tracking methods and results
  • Maintain a written record of
    instrument/equipment service and calibration records.
  • Ensuring that equipment is properly
    cleaned and that chemicals, reagents, drugs, consumables, specimens,
    displays, and other materials are properly stored.
  • Ensuring proper laboratory waste
    management is practiced in all labs.
  • Managing the stock levels as recommended
    by the policy
  • Ensuring that all health and safety
    procedures (good lab practices GLP) are understood and followed correctly
  • Budgeting and ordering resources as
    directed by the Heads of the respective departments in the Faculty of
    Science and Technology.
  • Managing the safe and efficient use of
    compressed gas in the laboratories.
  • Perform any other official duties that may
    be assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Technology from a reorganized institution
    of higher learning
  • A minimum of three years; experience in a
    wide range of routine Laboratory work
  • Must be a committed and mature Christian
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application
letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae
and three references.( Academic, Leadership and Pastoral). Please remember to
attach two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts
and send to:
The Manager Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono. Uganda
Deadline: 29th May,
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