Laboratory Technologist Job Opportunities – MRC/UVRI

Job Title:       Laboratory Technologist
Duty Station:  Entebbe & Masaka, Uganda

About US:
The Unit is an
internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes
in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic
diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic
science, epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct
of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on
changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care
options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and
practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer
agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on
1st February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity
into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The
Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu,
Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The position will be responsible for conducting laboratory assays
    and experiments, make detailed observations and analyze complex data in a
    timely manner Some
  • Process, stain and acquire stained samples through the flow
    cytometer following standard operating procedures.
  • Analyze data from mass and fluorescence flow cytometers using
    FlowJo, GraphPad Prism, R, Bioconductor and other dimensional reduction
    algorithms including tSNE, FlowSOM, SPADE, UMAP
  • Analysis of single cell RNA sequences, pathogen sequences,
    metabolome data etc.
  • Receiving, processing and storing study samples according to SOPs so
    as to maximise their quality in subsequent testing

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant must have relevant qualifications, skills and
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified candidates should send their applications should be addressed to: The
Human Resource and Administration Manager, MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research
Unit, P.O. Box, 49, Entebbe, Uganda. Consider your application unsuccessful if
not contacted within six (6) weeks after the closing date of the advert and any
form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification

Deadline: 13th
December 2019 by 5:00pm.

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