2 Entry Level Lab Technologist Non-profit Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

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Organization:Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Duty Station:Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of health.

Job Summary: The Lab Technologists is responsible for a new project called the TB Screening Improves Preventive Therapy Uptake (TB SCRIPT)

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Enroll eligible patients according to protocol
  • Record and process sputum and urine specimens collected from study participants according to protocol
  • Perform an on-going monitoring of smear microscopy results and sputum culture results, pick and deliver the same to the Study Nurse
  • Communicate closely with locally and internationally based investigators by email and during bi-weekly conference calls
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of lab supplies and order supplies to ensure necessary materials are available at all times
  • Pack specimens approximately for transportation/shipment to other testing locations at Mulago hospital, the College of Health Sciences and abroad.
  • Enter data into the web-based research electronic data capture (REDCap) platform and perform data cleaning as required.
  • Maintain quality control and assurance for the study tests

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate should hold a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Science/Biomedical Lab Technology.
  • Prior experience working as a Lab Tech on trials and/or longitudinal studies
  • Good working knowledge of TB and HIV care and treatment
  • Fluency in Luganda.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Demonstrate experience with management of study data.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines and to work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications delivered to:

The Human Resource Manager,

Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),

Plot 2C, Nakasero Hill Road next to Uganda Blood Bank.

P. O Box 7475 Kampala, Uganda.


  • All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of submission: Current CV, typed application letter, the contact details of three work related referees not relatives and copies of academic certificates.
  • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • IDRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process neither does it use the services of any recruitment agencies.

Deadline: 16th October 2019 before 5:00pm

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