Laboratory Technician (2 Positions) NGO Jobs in Uganda at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

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Job Advertisement: Laboratory Technician (2 Positions Only)

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire suitable candidates for the position of Laboratory Technician for the MIC DROP study to be based at Masafu site, Busia District. The Successful candidates will be reporting to the Laboratory Coordinator.

Job description:

• Development of laboratory documents (logs, forms, SOPs), trainings, storage/archiving of source documents

• Delivery sample collection

• Perform sample collection, malaria microscopy, HIV testing and any other clinical laboratory tests.

• Specimen processing, storage and preparation for shipping

• Maintain strict inventory system

• Calibrate and maintain all equipment, record and analyze results, report their findings to the Study coordinator or any other direct supervisor and adhere to all laboratory procedures.

• Preparing the necessary reagents for the routine laboratory work and ensure proper inventory of all laboratory supplies.

• Making sure that internal quality control systems are followed and participate in the quality control and quality assurance programs;

• Make timely orders of Lab equipment, reagents, consumables and other supplies

• Receipt and verification of all supplies and equipment

• Participate in all training programs organized by the organization for purposes of safety and quality improvement.

Qualifications and other desirables for the job:

• Diploma in Medical Lab sciences

• Reputable computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Power point and Access

• At least 5yrs experience working in busy Laboratory with a good inventory system.

• Experience in handling HIV and malaria research activities

• Exceptional skills in malaria microscopy.

• Recommendable skills in phlebotomy of all ages.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit your applications using this link on the IDRC website:

Click Here to Apply


1. All applications must be submitted through the IDRC website on or before 5:00pm, Thursday 13th October 2022.

2. Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.

3. Applications cannot be amended following submission.




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