Laboratory Technologist Job Careers – Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)




Job Title:      Laboratory Technologist
Organisation: Joint Clinical
Research Centre (JCRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head HIV
Molecular Biology Laboratory
About US:
Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is a National Ugandan
Organization that was established in 1991 as a Medical Institution and HIV/AIDS
Centre of Excellence specializing in Medical Research, Health Care and
Training.
Job Summary: The Laboratory
Technologist will provide HIV drug resistance testing as a monitoring tool for
patient care and research at Joint Clinical Research Centre. The incumbent will
be required to perform HIV drug resistance Assays for patient care and research
purposes and other molecular biology techniques.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct Genotyping HIV-1 resistance
    testing on clinical and research samples from sample processing to data
    analysis and reporting of results.
  • Coordinate and participate in the
    performance and interpretation of complex technical duties in support of
    medical laboratory testing; record determinations and results for review
    by laboratory management and physician/caregiver staff.
  • Actively participate in specimen collection
    when required according to test requests.
  • Set-up, evaluate and operate current and
    new equipment, instruments and apparatus required for specific laboratory
    tests and assume adequate responsibility to maintain operations including
    preventive maintenance.
  • The incumbent will coordinate the
    preparation and quality assurance of PCR and sequencing reagents, culture
    media, chemicals, stains and solutions as appropriate.
  • Evaluate collected laboratory data and
    prepare reports assessing accuracy, completeness, timeliness, progress,
    adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  • Actively participate in the development of
    new medical laboratory procedures and techniques.
  • Offer technical guidance and instruction
    to students, interns, residents, staff and other employees; arrange
    teaching or rotation schedules for students and new employees.
  • Regularly monitor Quality Control, Quality
    Assurance, Safety and Inspection Control practices to assure compliance
    with internal and external regulations.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of material
    supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain
    standard laboratory equipment.
  • Provide advanced problem solving,
    troubleshooting, interpretation/ consultation, and verification of
    specimen quality and test results.
  • Ensure safety information is disseminated
    promptly to all lab personnel
  • Ensure proper waste handling and disposal
  • Performs any other duties as assigned to
    him from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    bachelor’s degree in biomedical laboratory technology or a bachelor’s
    degree in science technology with a bias in biology and other related
    fields.
  • The applicant must be registered with the
    Allied Health Professional’s Council (AHPC).
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    molecular biology techniques especially HIV genotyping is required.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Ability to professionally communicate in
    writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications and supporting documents including copies of academic
qualifications and Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating names and contacts of three
professional referees should either via post to: Manager Human Resource and
Development Joint Clinical Research Centre, Plot 101, Lubowa Hill, Entebbe road
P.O. Box 10005, Kampala or via email with all documents combined in one PDF
document on hr@jcrc.org.ug.
Deadline: 3rd October
2016
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