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2 Laboratory Technologist Employment Opportunities – MRC (UK) / UVRI

Organisation: Medical
Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)
Funding Source: MRC (UK) and
U.S. PEPFAR
Duty Station: Entebbe and
Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: Clinical
Laboratory Head and Laboratory Manager
About MRC:
The Medical
Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe is a bilateral multi-disciplinary
research organization funded by, the Medical Research Council (UK) and Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Uganda under the U.S. President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other donor agencies. Established
in 1988, the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is an internationally recognized
center of excellence for research on HIV infection and related diseases, contributing
knowledge on the revolving epidemic, the evaluation of innovative health care
options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health policy and practice
in Africa and worldwide.
Job Summary: The Laboratory
Technologist will participate in routine analytical work of the laboratory.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Become fully familiar with the day-to-day analytical
methods in use in the Section together with the scientific and medical principles
behind their use and put these methods into practice with a high degree of
competence.
·        
Actively participate in the audit and update of methods
and procedures according to GCLP principles, under the direction of the Section
Head or designee.
·        
Maintain rigorous QC procedures for all methods.
·        
The incumbent will also train, supervise and
encourage the technical development, of Assistant Lab Technologists.
·        
Be fully aware and comply with laboratory health and
safety regulations.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The applicants should preferably hold bachelor’s
degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology
·        
At least a credit in Mathematics, Physics, Biology
and Chemistry
·        
At least two years of practical experience. Previous
experience working within a clinical trials laboratory would be an added
advantage
·        
GCLP, health & safety and regulatory compliance
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications letters, copies of academic qualifications and
curriculum vitae including names, telephone contacts and email addresses of
three (3) referees should be sent only via e mail to: recruitment@mrcuganda.org
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
interviews
Deadline: 25th September 2015

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