Reporting to:              Head of department

Duty station:              Biomedical laboratories of KCU Main Campus, Bunga Hill, Kampala

Type of appointment: Three-year renewable contract

Core Functions/ Responsibilities

  1. Prepares reagents used for practical instructions
  2. Supports students in the practical and guides them on equipment use and SOPs
  3. Maintains inventory of laboratory items
  4. Participates in procurement needs assessment for the laboratory and submit the needs list to the respective heads of department for approval and onward submission.
  5. Participate in the development and updating of SOPs as needed
  6. Train on approved SOPs and ensure compliance to these SOPs
  7. Ensure standards and the quality of laboratory procedures by strictly following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  8. Adhere to bio-safety measures adopted in the laboratory, minding the safety of oneself and others.
  9. Organize and operates activities on assigned station for accurate, efficient and timely delivery of results.
  10. Coordinates grading of student practical reports in the parent department.
  11. Perform regular quality control tests to check equipment efficiency especially for equipments used in research and document results as required
  12. Participate in maintenance of laboratory equipment in good working order and operate equipment appropriately following SOPs
  13. Participate in laboratory stock management and monitor that the equipment and consumables are enough for the anticipated workload.
  14. Draft schedules and timetables for laboratory activities.
  15. Ensure that all documents for the laboratories are filled and kept.
  16. Ensure high standards of hygiene conditions in all the laboratories.
  17. Supports staff and student research activities going on in the various laboratories

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelors degree in Laboratory Technology, biotechnology, medical laboratory science, or Biomedical Sciences and from an accredited academic institution of higher learning


  • At least two (2) years of relevant laboratory experience in a busy institution, preferably in an academic institution of higher learning.
  • Relevant technical knowledge and practices to personnel and laboratory operations.
  • Computer literate with understanding of accurate data collection and analysis for monitoring and continuous improvement of laboratory services and performances
  • Good awareness of the role of practical in training of health workers
  • Optimum use of resources for quality and efficient practical training for medical students.


  • High level of computer literacy
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise report.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effective communicate with people of diverse background.

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals in the school of medicine.
  • Delivering results; produces and delivers results in a service-oriented and timely manner to heads of departments and students; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge; continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovation.
  • Accountability; takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.