Assistant Laboratory TechnologistThe Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on IDS is seeking keen, experienced and suitably qualified Ugandans to join a team of dedicated clinical and research staff working on a trial of Adjunctive Dexamethasone in HIV infected Adults with • Cryptococcal Meningitis. The posts will be based at the Unit’s stations in Entebbe and Masaka.
Terms: These positions will be remunerated according to the Ugandan MRC/UVRI Unit systems. The initial appointments will be for a period of up to 2 years with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Duty Station: Masaka Reports to: Laboratory Manager
Key roles and responsibilities;
Handles samples and performs analytical procedures under the supervision of the Laboratory Technologist.
Preparation of sample aliquots and storage at appropriate temperature.
Daily monitoring and recording of freezer temperatures.
Reception, identification and ensuring chain of custody of Trial samples according to GCLP procedures.
Data entry into the laboratory data management systems.
Abide by laboratory Health and Safety Procedures.
Must Have a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
Current registration with Allied Health Professionals Council.
At least two years working experience in a clinical laboratory environment.
GCLP training and computer literacy are desirable.
Working experience in a laboratory clinical research trials environment is added advantage.
How to apply:
Start date: As soon as possible Applications including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, cover letter clearly indicating position applied for and names plus telephone and email contact of three relevant referees should be addressed to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS P.O. Box 49 Entebbe OR send by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date is 8th March 2013 at 05:00pm