Uganda Virus Research Institute Laboratory Manager (Immunology Platform) Jobs in Uganda

Uganda Virus Research Institute Laboratory Manager (Immunology Platform) Jobs in Uganda

Principal Duties;

• Supervises Platform maintenance and organises QC, calibrations, equipment maintenance and maintenance controls;

• Keeps stock inventory and reorders consumables/reagents, verifies delivery and liaises with suppliers on quality, performance and cost issues;

• Keeps track of SOPs in use in the lab and acts as a central reference;

• Keeps central records of all Platform equipment and their location;

• Assists with special technical, logistics and coordination problems associated with running the Platform;

• Supervises all users of Platform equipment, signs off users as competent for all equipment;

• Evaluates existing procedures for possible improvements in reliability and efficiency;

• Applies GLP and verifies audit preparedness; and,

• Follows safety procedures and checks, keeps COSHH documentation for all reagents, supervises induction of new users and keep training records.

Financial Management Duties.

• Accountability for and close monitoring of Platform expenditure and recoveries;

• Defines specifications and obtains quotes for procurement of consumables and equipment. Prepares orders and manages Platform budget;

• Arranges service contracts for preventive maintenance of all equipment;

• Issues invoices for services provided by the Platform (e.g. use of flow cytometer or ELISPOT reader); and,

• Works with the quality manager to support internal and external audits.

Person Specification

• MSc in a laboratory science, or equivalent;

• GCLP training/ current Allied Health Professions licence;

Should possess more than two years’ experience in a clinical/research laboratory;

• Experience in biomedical laboratory and working to GCLP standards;

• Previous experience in working in a laboratory Clinical Trials environment;

• Extensive practical experience across the major medical laboratory disciplines;

• Experience with IATA or an IATA certification;

• Experience managing and supporting different teams;

• Experience working in collaboration with external regulatory agencies;

• Demonstrable experience in administration and resource management;

• Experience of flow cytometry techniques, Cytometer usage and machine management;

• Should possess knowledge of GCP/GCLP;

• Knowledge of safety regulations;

• Provision of high quality training and supervision to staff and students;

• Lead quality assurance programs;

• Independent assay development & troubleshooting of new procedures;

• Knowledge or experience of Spectral Flow Cytometry; and,

• Knowledge and experience of flow cytometry analysis;

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Uganda Virus Research Institute Laboratory Manager (Immunology Platform) Jobs in Uganda

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