7 Entry Level Laboratory Technician Job Placements – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Medical Device Officer
About US:
The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was
established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of
Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other
healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of
human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the
regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary: The Laboratory Technician will ensure
timely quality control testing of medical device samples and reporting of
results in accordance with approved test procedures, standards and
specifications, and in conformance with Good Analytical and Laboratory
practices
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Receive
and verify medical device samples prior to testing
·        
Prepare
medical device samples prior to testing and fill records and log books.
·        
Test
samples of condoms, medical gloves and other medical devices according to SOPS
and record the raw data results on analytical worksheets and in the laboratory
collection software system.
·        
Perform
data analysis and prepare test reports.
·        
Prepare
and present weekly activity reports and present them to the supervisor.
·        
Perform
preventive maintenance of the condom/glove testing equipment and other
equipment available.
·        
Keenly
review manufacturers’ batch testing documentation and make written
document review reports.
·        
Participate
in writing of SOPs and other QMS activities of the department with reference to
ISO 17025.
·        
Test
samples for intra-laboratory and international inter-laboratory proficiency
testing trials.
·        
Carry
out test-method optimization and or/validation of analytical
inter-laboratory proficiency testing trials.
·        
Carry
out test-method optimized and/or validation of analytical test methods for
different medical device products (where needed).
·        
Quickly
respond to queries and advise on the appropriate response to particular
situations.
·        
Ensure
that all the required or necessary equipment, chemicals and reagents, reference
materials, books and other appropriate literature are appropriately used and as
per SOPs.
·        
Take
part in the NDA Technical Committee meetings whenever called upon
·        
Work
closely with other staff members within the department regarding issues related
to the testing of samples.
·        
Perform
any other similar duties assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the National Drug
Authority (NDA) Laboratory
Technician job placement should preferably hold an Ordinary Diploma in Science Laboratory
Technology (Chemistry or Physics)
·        
Previous
experience in testing of medical devices e.g Male latex condoms, medical
surgical gloves, examination gloves is an advantage.
·        
Good
analytical and reporting skills
·        
High
integrity
·        
Keen attention
to details
·        
Good
team player
·        
Ability
to work with minimum supervision
·        
Excellent
communication skills and fluent in English language.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a cover letter, copies of your academic qualifications together with your
Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three (3) referees of whom one (1) should be
your current or most recent employer either electronically to the e-mail
address- hr@nda.or.ug or hand delivered to National Drug Authority office, 1st
Floor, Rumee, Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue opposite TWED PLAZA. Your application
should be addressed to the Head Human Resources and Administration, National
Drug Authority.
Deadline: 10th
January 2018

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