Laboratory Technologist NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:      Laboratory
Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: 
Head of Data Management
Position Code: LT518
About Us:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda
Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from
the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the
research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired
Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related
research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical
trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural studies, and has
generated a wealth of research results that have been used to inform policy and
practice that have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer
reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary: The
Laboratory Technologist will carry out analyses and report results of the
laboratory procedures performed in the laboratory, according to GCLP standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Receiving blood samples, processing and
    storing PBMC, plasma, serum and other biological specimens according to
    SOPs and GCLP.
  • Produce reliable and precise data by
    performing SOP-guided laboratory experiments assigned by scientists or
    supervisors. This includes:
    • Whole blood assays for subsequent
      cytokine analysis;
    • Preliminary staining of cells for
    • Implementing GCLP practices
    • Cleaning and disinfecting equipment;
  • Tracking equipment servicing
  • Ensuring health and safety as per SOPs
    and unit guidelines
  • Monitoring temperatures and liquid
    nitrogen levels;
  • Data backup; Running equipment
    performance QCs;
  • record keeping (electronic and hard
  • Ensuring that required reagents and
    supplies are in sufficient stocks and are kept securely in recommended
  • Preparing reagent and consumable orders
    for subsequent review and approval by supervisor.
  • Performing IATA compliant shipment of
    samples to and from partner laboratories.
  • Performing scientific duties: assisting
    in setting up and cleaning of databases,            writing
  • reports, using computer to mathematical
    calculations and preparation of graphs; presentation of research findings
    at local and, national and international workshops/conferences Assist in
    writing and reviewing of operational manuals and study specific SOPs
  • Assist in capacity building for new
    staff and student attachments

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Medical Research
    Council (MRC) UK / UVRI Laboratory Technologist job
    placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant Laboratory
    Biomedical Sciences training
  • Previous experience working within a
    clinical trial
  • Exposure to PBMC processing,
    cryopreservation and sterile tissue culture        techniques.
  • Certificate in Laboratory related health
    and safety training is an added advantage
  • Having trained in GCLP is an added
  • At least a credit in Mathematics,
    Physics, Biology and Chemistry
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
How to Apply:
The candidates
should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email
addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of
academic qualifications should be e-mailed to
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the
email: Laboratory Technologist – LT518. Please also fill the following
online form accordingly after submitting the application documents on the
e-mail above. Click
Address to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager
Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing
Deadline: 25th May 2018
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