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Job Tittle: Laboratory Technologist


The MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is a bilateral multi-disciplinary research organisation funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), DFID (UK) and other donor organizations and has been operational in Uganda since 1988. It is a centre of excellence in research conducting large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, biological and immunological research and behavioural studies which have generated a wealth of research results to inform policy and practice. The unit is based at Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe with field stations in Masaka, Kyamulibwa and Kampala.

Job Summary: The Laboratory Technologist will work within the Co-infection Studies Programme (CiSP) and will primarily be responsible for the immunological studies surrounding BCG immunisation at birth. However, all Lab Technologists are expected to support aspects of each other’s work in order to ensure continuity during leave periods.

Deadline: 3rd January, 2014 by 5:00 pm

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receiving, Processing and archiving samples
  • Also, responsible for cellular immunology including in vitro stimulation and flow cytometry
  • Responsible for the coordination of laboratory activities with field and clinic teams
  • Proactively participate in the analysis, writing up and presentation of results if or when


  • Perform any other job tasks as assigned by superiors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The suitable candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in a relevant discipline and be fully registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council.

For further information please contact Dr Stephen Cose by email (  or phone (+256 417 704000).

How to Apply for the job:

All applications and supporting documents including curriculum vitae (CV), copies of academic qualifications and names plus telephone contact details of three referees should either be addressed to:
The Human Resource Manager,
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS,
Uganda Virus Research Institute,
P. O. Box 49, Entebbe. Uganda

Or sent via email:

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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