Entomology Laboratory Technician Non-profit Careers – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
About US:
The Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization.
IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis.
Our studies have led to over 150 publications and have impacted on the
management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over 41
grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May 2008
by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of health
sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of
Job Summary:  The Entomology Laboratory Technician for the
PRISM study to be based in Nagongera, Tororo district.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with the recruitment and consenting study participants in the
    local language (Dhopadhola)
  • Intravenous blood draw by venipuncture from study participants for
    membrane feeding assays.
  • Conducting membrane feeding experiments and Magnetic Cell Sorting
    (MACS) of gametocytes
  • Observing safety and quality assurance practices
  • Mosquito dissections for oocyst development
  • Field larval and adult mosquito sample collections and mosquito
    colony maintenance.
  • Microscopy Reading parasite stained slides for asexual stage
    identification and quantification. Adherence to strict Professional code
    of conduct and Research Ethics
  • Storage of samples in RNA Later (Ambion) for RNA preservation for
    gene expression studies for investigating metabolic forms of resistance or
    other assays.
  • Conducting resistance bioassays using insecticide treated papers for
    phenotypic investigation of insecticide resistance and development of
    Lethal time curves (to determine the LT50)
  • Sample storage, data recording and analysis
  • Dissemination of findings
  • Insectary maintenance and adherence to standard operating procedures
Key Result Areas
  • Continuous production of mosquitoes for transmission and resistance
  • Transmission experiments
  • Sample storage
  • Proper filling and filing of CRF’s,
  • Well maintained Insectary 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Medical Entomology
  • Skill and experience in both wild and colony mosquito rearing;
  • Mosquito dissection, parasite/gametocyte detection from stained
  • Previous experience in insectary management is key.
  • Good computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
How to Apply:
All candidates
should deliver their typed letters of application together with current CV and
copies of academic certificates to:
The Human Resource
Infectious Diseases
Research Collaboration (IDRC),
P. O Box 7475,
Kampala, 2C Nakasero Hill Road
IDRC Tororo Office
at the Tororo District Hospital
IDRC Mbarara Office
Opposite Lake View Hotel
IDRC Mbale Office on
Plot 35 Masaba Road
IDRC Busia Office at
Masafu General Hospital
IDRC Fort portal
Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road
IDRC Jinja Bugembe
Office next to Uganda Prisons.
All applications
must be accompanied by the following at the time of submission:
  • Current CV (Use Word or PDF format only
    for email submissions; photos are not allowed).
  • Typed letters of application (Use Word
    or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed)
  • The contact details of three work
    related referees
  • Copies of academic certificates (Use
    Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed):
Deadline: 25th July 2018 by 5:00pm
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