2 Laboratory Technologist UK NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Code: LT
-720
Reports to: Study
Coordinator
About US:
The Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) 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.
Job Summary:  The Laboratory Technologist will perform
analyses and report results of the laboratory procedures performed to the
supervisor.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Handles
samples and performs analyses according to the approved Standard Operating
Procedures.
·       
Maintain
quality results by running standards and controls, verifying equipment function
through routine equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, monitoring quality
control measures and protocols.
·       
Identifies
and communicates abnormal patient results by alerting supervisory personnel,
clinician or other appropriate personnel.
·       
Identifies
and records non-conformances on Corrective Action Requests.
·       
Identifies
and records potential non-conformances.
·       
Corrects
potential and non-conformances.
·       
Writes
technical Standard Operating Procedures.
·       
To
train, supervise and encourage the technical development of Assistant
Laboratory Technologists.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical laboratory technology (or
equivalent).
·       
Three
years of practical experience in clinical laboratory in a medical research
setting.
·       
Should
have good practical skills in the required clinical laboratory techniques.
·       
Equipment
troubleshooting skills / GCLP/ documentation skills.
·       
Should
possess a current Allied Health Professions licence.
·       
Should
possess computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, Access & Power
point.
·       
Great
communication skills.
·       
Good
interpersonal skills.
How to Apply:
Follow the link
below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:
Filling the form
more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity
while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.
The applications
should be addressed to:
The Head of Human
Resources,
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM
Uganda Research Unit,
P.O. Box, 49,
Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 13th August 2020 by 5:00pm.
Consider your
application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the
closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to
automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you
consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in
accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the
right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to
authenticate their validity.
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for interview. This position is open to Ugandan
nationals only. Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so
will lead to automatic disqualification.
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