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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 10, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

The UVRI engages in health research pertaining to human infections and disease processes associated with or linked to viral aetiology and provides expert advice, enables partnerships and communication and serves as a center for training and education.

Job Title

Laboratory Scientists job at Uganda Virus Research Institute

Job Description

The EPI Laboratory at Uganda Virus Research Institute is a WHO inter- country polio laboratory supporting five countries in the region: Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan. The laboratory carries out analysis of stool and Environmental samples for polio from all the countries served. In addition, the laboratory carries out research that informs the policies for control of wild poliovirus.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development and execute laboratory work plans.

  • Ensure the laboratory's inventory of supplies, equipment and reagent is optimally managed and maintained.

  • Perform intra-typic differentiation and sequencing of polioviruses to support disease surveillance and outbreak investigations.

  • Participate in development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPS)

  • Support the implementation and management of laboratory information to keep the laboratory data base system harmonised with national surveillance data base.

  • Keep a weekly back up copy of all electronic data related to molecular laboratory operations covering isolates received, test results and reporting.


  • Participate in laboratory accreditation activities and proficiency testing. Perform maintenance of laboratory equipment including, trouble shooting and calibrations.

  • Comply with all biosafety and containment procedures in the polio laboratory.

  • Participate in quality assurance for laboratories.

  • Participate in public health research activities.

  • Publish relevant papers to increase visibility and add knowledge. Adhere to the relevant Codes of Conduct and Ethics. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Honors bachelor's degree in microbiology, biochemistry, medical technology, or any other related field from a recognized University/ Institution

  • A Master of Science Degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.

Experience

  • A minimum of four (4) years of professional experience in a polio laboratory or diagnosis of infectious diseases (bacterial, viral, etc.) Have experience of at least two years in a molecular laboratory including sequencing.

  • Have experience in the management of a laboratory for the diagnosis of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs).

  • Evidence of country assistance missions for laboratory capacity building.

  • Experience of working in an international organization in the field of strengthening health structures.

  • Documented experience in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating quality assurance in a laboratory.


Competencies

  • Planning, organizing, and coordinating. Coaching and mentoring. Time management.

  • Managing employee performance. Concern for quality and standards. Ethics and integrity.

  • Results orientation.

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How to Apply

All application letters should be addressed and submitted to the Director, Uganda Virus Research Institute, P.O. Box 49. Entebbe . Candidates are requested to attach, certified copies of academic and professional documents, curriculum vitae and names, email addresses and telephone contact details of two (2) professional referees, via email to Director@uvri.go.ug, and copy to mkatusabe@uvri.go.ug

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