Job Title: Laboratory Technologist

Organization: Uganda Virus Research Institute

Duty Station: Uganda


Job Summary:

Based at the UVRI, VAnguard will initiate a new multidisciplinary Group comprising the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), East African partners at the forefront of building vaccine research capacity in the region: UVRI and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Wellcome Trust Research Programme.


Roles and Responsibilities:

• Participate in planning laboratory experiments and projects
• Conduct immunology and molecular biology laboratory Conduct assays and analysis of results, with the support of supervisors
• Ensure that required reagents and supplies are in sufficient stocks and are stored appropriately
• Find and read literature relevant to the work, participate in sharing knowledge through laboratory meetings and journal clubs
• Prepare and review standard operating procedures
• Assist in capacity building by demonstrating practical procedures to new staff and to students on attachments Implement GCLP practices and engage in proactive problem prevention of GCLP practice
• Enter and clean laboratory data, and prepare reports on experiments Help with other laboratory procedures and projects as and when required.


Minimum Qualifications for this job:

  • Be a Ugandan national
  • Hold a minimum of a second-class bachelor’s degree in a biological sciences field from a recognised university
  • Have at least one year of experience working in a laboratory technologist (or related) role in a research setting.
  • Equivalent post-graduate internship experience will be considered.
  • Have experience in processing any of blood, stool, urine, DNA or RNA samples from research study participants.
  • Experience in conducting enzyme immunoassays (ELISA, ELISpot, Luminex), DNA/RNA extraction, polymerase chain reactions, PBMC separation from whole blood or cell counting is desirable.
  • Candidates with some experience in flow cytometry are encouraged to apply, however, this experience is not essential.

Application Instructions

Qualifying applicants should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic documents and names, email addresses and telephone contact details of two (2) professional referees as a single PDF, by e-mail to:

The anticipated startdate for the position is 1st November 2022 and the appointees will be based at UVRI, Entebbe. Further information may be obtained from the VAnguard Administrator (Raymond Muganyizi, or VAnguard Project Manager (Victoria Bukirwa,

Closing Date: September 22nd 2022 at 5:00 pm.

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