Fresher Laboratory Technician Job Careers – Uganda Trypanosomiasis Control Council (UTCC)

Job Title:     Laboratory Technician
Organization: Uganda Trypanosomiasis
Control Council (UTCC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Grade: UTCC scale 6
About US:
Uganda Trypanosomiasis Control Council (UTCC) was established by an Act of
parliament in 1992 (Ch 211) as semi-autonomous body charged with the
responsibility of controlling Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis in Uganda with a view
of enhancing human health and agricultural production so as to contribute
towards the improvement of the standard of living of Ugandans. UTCC now invites
young, dynamic and energetic individuals to fill the following available
position. These are contract jobs for an initial period of 5 (five) years
renewed upon good performance.
Job Summary:  The Laboratory Technologist will be based and
perform his/her duties at the UTTRC Laboratory in Njeru Buikwe District in the
areas of trypanosomiasis and parasitology. He/She will set up processes and
analyze various biological samples using molecular biology techniques and
biochemical assays. The Laboratory Technician will use general analytical
fundamentals to exercise judgment in the planning and use of experimental
techniques, the modification of existing techniques, and the analysis of data.
The technician is expected to perform bio-chemical, cellular, and PCR-based
assays, process and analyze data, maintain proper documentation of experimental
procedures and reports, use Excel spreadsheets,_ prepare written reports, and
work independently in these Capacities. The laboratory Technician will be
reporting to the Research & Development Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Collecting, receiving,
labeling, and/or analyzing samples or substances using the correct testing equipment,
when necessary.
·       Designing and executing
laboratory testing in line with standard testing procedures, recording
observations, and interpreting findings.
·       Ensuring that safety
guidelines are adhered to at all times within the laboratory.
·       Keeping up to date with
relevant scientific and technical developments.
·       Produce, analyze and
document results in a timely manner.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate
should have at least a Bachelors (second upper) in science with bias in
Zoology, Parasitology or any other biological science related field from a
reputable Institution.
·       At least two (2) years‘
experience in tsetse or trypanosome related studies or intervention will be an
added advantage.
·       Must have excellent
communication and organizational skills and able to maintain careful attention
to detail.
·       Proficiency with
standard software (e.g. Microsoft Excel) is required.
·       Demonstrated experience
keeping accurate and detailed laboratory records.
·       Demonstrated ability to
work autonomously and good at record keeping.
How to apply:
you believe you meet our requirements. have the necessary skills, you desire to
succeed and make a difference, then apply and hand deliver a detailed CV, hard
copies of certified academic and professional certificates / transcripts, three
(3) recommendation letters from your referees and a daytime telephone contact
to the Human Resource & Administration Officer
received after the closing date will not be considered. Please note that UTCC
is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be
Deadline: 22nd
February 2020 by 5:00pm
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