Entry Level Laboratory Technologist Job Placements – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Technologist – Mukono
Organization:  Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:   Mukono,
Reports to: Senior
Laboratory Technologist
About US:
Makerere University
Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit biomedical research Organization,
whose mission is to mitigate disease threats through quality research, health
care and disease surveillance. MUWRP was established in 2002 by a Memorandum of
Agreement between The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of
Military Medicine, lnc. (HJF) and Makerere University (Mak) to undertake medical
research to test HIV vaccines. Over the years, MUWRP’s portfolio has
progressively expanded to include vaccine research for Ebola and Marburg
viruses, surveillance of influenza and influenza- like viruses and other
emerging infections in humans and animals; also epidemiological, basic and
implementation research in HIV treatment, care and prevention programs in the
Districts of Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma and Buikwe.
Job Summary: The
incumbent will serve as a laboratory technologist for MUWRP. This position will
require the incumbent to be knowledgeable in most laboratory activities as well
as other project activities that pertain to the laboratory and its scientific
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       Proficiently perform Specimen accessioning,
including registration of  specimens
into  the Laboratory information
Management system (LIMS), preparation of samples for both testing and storage
and become proficient enough to conduct the assay without daily oversight.
·       Proficiently perform sample processing and
testing using various testing algorithms at EIDL as established by the SOPs for
each assay.
·       Proficiently perform QA/QC procedures,
maintain and enforce all SOPs as well as equipment maintenance and
troubleshooting as may be required.
·       Have knowledge of basic laboratory safety
rules and equipment including identification of precautions for and emergency
response to biological, chemical, electrical, mechanical and physical hazards.
·       Work independently and/or with others,
collect and transport samples from various surveillance sites using proper
sample handling protocol as may be required. Samples collection may involve
going on water, climbing rocky areas, lifting, visiting marshy areas. Markets,
farms and other hazardous sites.
·       Perform QA/QC, maintain laboratory equipment,
including but not limited to service and repair as established by SOPs and
QA/QC guidelines.
·       Maintain lab databases and keep up with
current software applications for specific departments.
·       Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree  in 
biomedical  laboratory  technology, 
Bachelors  in  medical 
laboratory Sciences or any related science laboratory field.
·       At least two years’ experience in clinical or
research Laboratory, implementing quality management systems.
·       Ability to professionally communicate in
writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate.
·       The ability to work and live in Mukono.
·       The position holder will from time to time be
required to lift some lab supplies to and from the lab to the required
destination as he/she may be directed by his/her superiors.
How to Apply:
All qualified and
interested candidates should apply online at the link below and Choosing the
desired position.
Deadline: 27th March 2020
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