Laboratory Technician job at UVRI - HRL Project

Vacancy title:
Laboratory Technician

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Science , Category: Science & Engineering ]

Jobs at:

UVRI - HRL Project

Deadline of this Job:
Saturday, April 15 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala, East Africa

Date Posted: Saturday, April 15 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Main Purpose of the Job
To prepare and distribute quality assurance panels, conduct quality control, and other HIV associated tests in line with the mandate of the HIV National Reference Laboratory, and provide laboratory quality assurance support to HIV testing sites.
Perform other duties in the National Reference Laboratory as directed by the supervisors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Participate in development of laboratory standard operating procedures.
• Preparation of HIV proficiency testing panels.
• Distribute HIV proficiency testing panels to testing sites.
• Provide standard operating procedures to testing sites.
• Distribute quality control specimens to testing sites.
• Register and store specimens in easily retrievable manner until required for re-testing.
• Keep updated inventories of all specimens in the repository using a user-friendly archival software.
• Take measures to ensure that aliquots of tested specimens are properly stored, minimizing freezing and thawing.
• Daily maintenance of the cold chain system, specifically the daily temperature monitoring.
• Review the test results with the Laboratory Technologist before forwarding them for data entry, management,
• and analysis.
• Carry out support supervision of HIV testing sites and testers.
• Compile needs of testing sites for providing quality HIV test results.
• Participate in carrying out training at the testing sites.
• Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be assigned by the supervisors.

• A diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.
• Currently registered with the Allied Health Professional Council.
• 2 years of working experience in a biomedical laboratory.

The successful candidate will be employed until 30th September 2023 when funds for this position expire. Continuation will depend on performance and availability of new funding.
Salary: The salary for this position is attractive.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure

Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with emails and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below not later than 5pm on 15th April 2023:
The Director
Uganda Virus Research Institute
P.O BOX 49 Entebbe

Or hand deliver to his office Plot 51-59, Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Job Info
Job Category: Technician jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Saturday, April 15 2023
Duty Station: Kampala
Posted: 31-03-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 31-03-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 31-03-2065
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