Laboratory Chemist Job-Agri Exim

Job Title:    Laboratory Chemist

Organisation: Agri Exim

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Microbiologist/Laboratory Head

About US:

Agri Exim is the producer of  certified-organic, all natural, non-GMO organic products. We work with over 17,000 farmers across four countries to deliver the highest quality food, fibers and other organic products.

Job Summary:  The Laboratory Chemist will setup apparatus and carry out qualitative and quantitative physio-chemical analysis on both raw materials and finished good food samples while ensuring compliance with the established Safety and Quality Standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To prepare and standardise laboratory reagents for sample analysis
  • To conduct sample analysis for qualitative and quantitative physio-chemical parameters as per the established standard food test methods.
  • Responsible for equipment calibration, daily verification and maintenance with traceability and compile equipment performance reports for submission to the Laboratory Head.
  • Responsible for good housekeeping and total cleanliness of the laboratory apparatus and the equipment therein in accordance to written procedures and standards.
  • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date glassware and reagent inventory records.
  • To ensure proper documentation and reporting of lab activities as per the established format and procedures.
  • To participate in Proficiency Testing and other competence assessment activities of the laboratory.
  • To actively participate in ISO 17025 Laboratory Quality Management System documentation for laboratory accreditation.
  • To participate in BRC documentation and other Quality and safety audits of the company
  • Implement Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) as per written Standard Operating Procedures of the Testing laboratory.
  • To participate In-process control activities as may be required from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Science Laboratory Technology (Chemistry), Industrial Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology. Training in Laboratory Safety and ISO 17025 Laboratory Quality Management System is an added advantage.
  • At least three years of work experience in Analytical Laboratory Operations with excellent knowledge of Food Analysis.
  • Integrity
  • Innovative
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • People management skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Able to work under pressure and in changing shifts including night.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications to: [email protected]

Deadline: 8th August 2021 

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