Laboratory Technician Jobs In Uganda - National Drug Authority Jobs

The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an independent body that was established by the National Drug Policy & Authority Act Cap- 206 , Laws of Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human & Veterinary Medicines & other healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety & efficacy of human & veterinary medicines & other healthcare products through the regulation & control of their production, importation, distribution & use.

In order to effectively fulfill its mandate, the Authority is looking for proficient persons with required the skills attitude & qualifications to fill the following position.

Post: Laboratory Technician
Vacancies: Seven (7)
Department: Laboratory Services
Reports to: Medical Device Officer
Direct reports: Laboratory Assistants
Salary scale: NDA G
Location: National Drug Quality Control Laboratory-Mulago.

Job Purpose:
To ensure timely quality control testing of medical device samples & reporting of results in accordance with approved test procedures, standards & specifications, & in conformance with Good Analytical & Laboratory practices.

Duties & Responsibilities:
· Receive & verify medical device samples prior to testing 
· Prepare medical device samples prior to testing & fill records & log books. 
· Test samples of condoms, medical gloves & other medical devices according to SOPS & record the raw data results on analytical worksheets & in the laboratory collection software system.
· Perform data analysis & prepare test reports. 
· Prepare & present weekly activity reports & present them to the supervisor. 
· Perform preventive maintenance of the condom/glove testing equipment & other equipment available. 
· Review manufacturers batch testing documentation & make written document review reports. · Participate in writing of SOPs & other QMS activities of the department with reference to ISO 17025. · Test samples for intra-laboratory & international inter-laboratory proficiency testing trials. 
· Carry out test-method optimization & or/validation of analytical inter-laboratory proficiency testing trials. 
· Carry out test-method optimized and/or validation of analytical test methods for different medical device products (where needed). 
· Respond to queries & advise on the appropriate response to particular situations. 
· Ensure that all the required or necessary equipment, chemicals & reagents, reference materials, books & other appropriate literature are appropriately used & as per SOPs. 
· Take part in the NDA Technical Committee meetings whenever called upon 
· Liaise with other staff members within the department regarding issues related to the testing of samples. 
· Perform any other similar duties assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

· Minimum of an Ordinary Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology (Chemistry or Physics) · Experience in testing of medical devices e.g Male latex condoms, medical surgical gloves, examination gloves is an advantage.

Key Competencies:
· Good analytical & reporting skills · High integrity
· Pays attention to details · Must be able to work as a team 
· Ability to work with minimum supervision 
· Good communication skills & fluent in English language.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, copies of academic qualifications with your Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicate three (3) referees of whom one (1) should be your current or your most recent employer ,either electronically to the e-mail address-

Or hand delivered to

National Drug Authority office,
First Floor,
Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue opposite TWED PLAZA.
Your application must be addressed to the:
Head Human Resources & Administration, National Drug Authority.
Please indicate the vacancy you are applying for in either the email subject or on the cover of the envelope for hand delivered applications.

Application Deadline: Submit not later than 5.00p.m on 10 January, 2018
National Drug Authority is an equal Opportunity Employer.
Please note that only shortlisted & successful candidate will be contacted.