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Laboratory Technologist

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Medical, health
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

Perform analyses and report results of the laboratory procedures performed in the laboratory, according to GCLP standards.

Application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications


1. Receiving blood samples, processing and storing PBMC, plasma, serum and other biological specimens according to SOPs and GCLP.

2. Produce reliable and precise data by performing SOP-guided laboratory experiments assigned by scientists or supervisors. This includes: 
  • Whole blood assays for subsequent cytokine analysis; 
  • Preliminary staining of cells for flowcytometry;
3. Implementing GCLP practices Cleaning and disinfecting equipment;
4. Tracking equipment servicing requirements; 
  • Ensuring health and safety as per SOPs and unit guidelines 
  • Monitoring temperatures and liquid nitrogen levels;
  • Data backup; Running equipment performance QCs;
  • Record keeping (electronic and hard copies)

5. Ensuring that required reagents and supplies are in sufficient stocks and are kept securely in recommended conditions; 6. Preparing reagent and consumable orders for subsequent review and approval by supervisor. 7. Performing IATA compliant shipment of samples to and from partner laboratories. 8. Performing scientific duties: assisting in setting up and cleaning of databases, writing reports, using computer to mathematical calculations and preparation of graphs; presentation of research findings at local and, national and international workshops/conferences. Assist in writing and reviewing of operational manuals and study specific SOPs 9. Assist in capacity building for new staff and student attachments

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Medical, health
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Data collection; Research planning; Laboratory operation; Specimen collection; Cleaning and disinfecting equipment
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

The MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit is an internationally recognized center of excellence for research on HIV infection and related diseases, contributing knowledge on the evolving epidemic, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide.

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