Medical Research Council Laboratory Technologist Jobs in Uganda

Medical Research Council Laboratory Technologist Jobs in Uganda

The position receives specimens, conducts laboratory experiments and performs IATA
compliant international specimen shipments to collaborating sites for the Combined HIV
Adolescent PrEP and Prevention studies (CHAPS).

To conduct laboratory experiments, make
detailed observations, and analyses data according to SOPs. They also ensure effective
functioning of the laboratory while adhering to SOPs and health and safety guidelines


  • Receiving, processing and storing study samples according to SOPs so as to maximise
    their quality in subsequent testing.
  • Performing SOP-guided laboratory experiments in order to produce reliable and precise data for scientific investigations, including PBMC processing; Ex-vivo challenge assay, sterile tissue culture, and isolation of CD4 cells from tissues.
  • Implementing GCLP practices: Cleaning and disinfecting equipment; Tracking equipment
    servicing requirements; Monitoring temperatures and liquid nitrogen levels; Data backup;
    Running equipment performance QCs.
  • Ensuring that required reagents and supplies are in sufficient stocks and are kept securely in recommended conditions.
  • Performing IATA compliant shipment of samples to and from partner laboratories.
  • Develops and reviews SOPs, laboratory policies and manuals.
  • Ensuring health and safety as per SOPs.
  • Assisting in scientific duties by setting up and cleaning of databases, generating reports regarding experiments; and presentation of findings at local, national and international workshops/conferences.
  • Assisting in capacity building through demonstrating practical procedures to new staff and attachments.
  • Developing, evaluating and implementing new techniques with the guidance of laboratory


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences.
  • Possession of MSc. in relevant Biological Sciences is an added advantage.
  • At least a credit in Mathematics, Physics,
    Biology and Chemistry.
  • At least one year of experience working in a research setting.
  • Hands-on experience and troubleshooting skills in PBMC processing and
  • Experience in shipper preparation and IATA compliant international shipment of
    biological specimen; infectious sterile tissue culture techniques are an added advantage.
  • Ability to work and troubleshoot with minimal supervision.
  • Should have an uunderstanding of GCLP guidelines for human research
  • Should have an up to date practicing license.
  • Should have good communication skills.
  • Knowledgeable in use of Microsoft Office packages

    How to Apply

    Please email your application to Applications should include
    academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable
    professional references. Combine all application documentation into one PDF
    document. Deadline is Friday 30th August 2019, 5:00pm.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions. This position is open to Ugandan
    nationals only.

    NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:

    For more information and job application details, see; Medical Research Council Laboratory Technologist Jobs in Uganda

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