Makerere University Laboratory Technologist - Jobs in Entebbe Uganda

Makerere University Laboratory Technologist - Jobs in Entebbe Uganda


Position Summary

  • The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to serve as a virology laboratory technologist for MUWRP laboratory in Entebbe at UVRI undertaking sample processing, Laboratory testing procedures under the ILI project, ensure QA/QC procedures are maintained, specimen accessioning, sample processing, storage, equipment monitoring, media preparation.

  • Additionally, S/He is expected to perform laboratory safety duties and learn new research techniques as the come into the Laboratory or assist visiting or new staff in conducting different experimental assays.

  • The incumbent may be required to assist the senior staff in teaching new technologists/technicians and volunteer students in laboratory practices.

  • The incumbent may be required to perform their duties away from the main MUWRP lab in Kampala.

  • MUWRP may have sites within Uganda which Technologists may be required to work such as but not limited to Bundibugyo/Kayunga.

    Essential Duties & 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.

    Required Education and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical laboratory technology, Bachelors in medical laboratory Sciences or any related science laboratory field.

  • At least a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a virology Laboratory is required. with PBMC processing as well as conducting clinical chemistry, manual and automated haematology.

  • Must be aware of the logistical requirements and should always be conscious of proper operation of Laboratory equipment and safety.

  • Occasionally, new Laboratory activities may be introduced and the incumbent may be requested to train and become competent in the new assays, equipment and / or protocols.

    Physical Ability

  • The candidate should have the ability to travel to program sentinel sites for sample collection within the country as may be required.

  • Ability to professionally communicate in writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate.

  • The incumbent 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.

  • The incumbent is also expected to sit for extended periods of time.

    Supervisory Controls

  • The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Senior Laboratory Technologist or designee as mutually agreed upon with the Research Scientist.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Makerere University Laboratory Technologist - Jobs in Entebbe Uganda


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