Laboratory Co-ordinator Research job at Cure Uganda

Cure Uganda

Laboratory Co-ordinator Research job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 February 2022

Hiring Organization: Cure Uganda

Job Details:

Responsibilities and Duties
• Technological Function
• Analysing laboratory tests and interpreting test results.
• Adhering to Professional Code of Conduct and Research Ethics while participating in research laboratory activities.
• Keep records of the study equipment in the lab, organize for their servicing and maintain them in good working conditions.
• Report technical problems, including equipment faults to the appropriate supervisors.
• Evaluate and appropriately communicate test results, compile reports, and make recommendations.
• Ensure that the laboratory activities are performed within the timelines of the research studies
• Advise the Research Study teams on matters regarding laboratory operations.
• Leadership and Coordination Function
• Oversee the planning, mobilization and coordination of all research Laboratory activities.
• Participate in formation of guidelines and SOPs for the research laboratory technologies.
• Participate in formulation of guidelines for biobanking of specimen and drafting of institutional Material Transfer agreements (MTA) where appropriate
• Requisition for laboratory supplies related to the study in consultation with the research projects coordinator
• Managing, tracking and accounting for the allocated laboratory supplies and resources.
• Be the link person between different testing labs and the study and follows up on tests pending at the test labs.
• Be in charge of specimen transfer/referral to the other testing laboratories/Study sites.
• Quality and Safety Function
• Observing safety and quality assurance practices while conducting laboratory procedures.
• Performing and documenting preventive maintenance tasks.
• Keep track of all laboratory incident reports, results that conform to Grade 3, SAE and report to the Study coordinators.
• Supervise the operation of laboratories at the collaborative study sites and make sure tests are being done timely and correctly.
• Upholds the Principles of good laboratory Management practice and ensures that the research studies are adhering to these principles and standards.
• Participates in maintenance of good laboratory accreditation according to the acceptable local and international standards
• Hospital Laboratory and Training Function
• Actively participates in providing essential hospital laboratory testing and analysis services that are accurate, timely and meets client needs.
• Teaches others the proper aspects of laboratory functions including managing the supplies and maintenance of machinery associated with laboratory equipment
• Participates in CME activities as may be organized in and outside of the hospital.
• Trains and orientates Medical Laboratory staff and interns in the performance and interpretation of different tests.
• Ensure effective communication with other disciplines within the hospital to ensure a continuum of patient care.
• Participates in hospital laboratory Quality Improvement Programs including maintenance of equipment, ensuring its proper set up, calibration, and maintenance
• Maintains competence in Laboratory Information System that is crucial to the quality operations of the laboratory and patient care.
• Spiritual Ministry
• Participates in the hospital’s Spiritual Ministry programs.
• Occupation Health and Safety
• All staff are expected to work in such a way that does not cause injury to themselves, other staff members or customers.
• Following & complying with H&S policies, processes & applying them to their own work activities, including using/wearing Personal Protective Equipment as required.
• Participating in activities directed at preventing harm & promoting well-being in the workplace Identifying, reporting & self-managing hazards where appropriate.
• Early and accurate reporting of incidents at work and raising issues of concern when identified.
• Other duties
• Other official related duties that may be assigned by Supervisor.

Job Requirements
• Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology; with additional background training in the either the fields of Laboratory Sciences, Epidemiology, or Molecular Biology.
• Must be registered with the appropriate Health Professionals’ Council
• GCLP, GCP, HSP/RCR training is an added advantage
• At least 2 years of hands on active laboratory experience, especially in a research setting is an added advantage.
• Experience in supervising research laboratory activities is an added advantage.
• Ability to handle or process confidential documents or material in an appropriate manner
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, establish priorities, and work independently
• Computer proficiency

Application procedure


Applicants must submit their documents as a single combined pdf file to include: cover letter, resume, salary history, and a current practicing License with the Allied Health Professionals Council, and references to the Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 903, Mbale or e-mail to or Hand delivers to CURE Children’s Hospital, Plot 97-103 Bugwere Road, Mbale.

Further information may be obtained by calling  0778832854 

The deadline for receipt of all applications is February 4, 2022 5:00pm . The positions are full-time and based in Mbale. 

CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting, interviews, reference verification, appointment, training, or any other fees). CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondences or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. All forms of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

Date Posted: 2022-01-23