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Assistant Technician-Biology job at Kabale University

About the Organization

Job Description

Kabale University is a Public University pursuant to Statutory Instrument No. 36 of 16th July 2015 under The Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 (as amended)
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and interested candidates for the following post:

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Duties and Responsibilities

Laboratory Support:

  • Experiment Preparation: Prepare chemical solutions, reagents, and samples for experiments.

  • Assist with Experiments: Support scientists and researchers in conducting experiments, including setting up equipment and monitoring reactions.

  • Data Collection: Record and organize experimental data, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

Equipment Maintenance:

  • Equipment Setup: Set up and calibrate laboratory equipment such as spectrometers, chromatographs, and pH meters.

  • Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting on laboratory instruments and equipment.

  • Inventory Management: Maintain an inventory of laboratory supplies, chemicals, and equipment, and reorder as necessary.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Safety Protocols: Follow all laboratory safety protocols and ensure a safe working environment.

  • Waste Disposal: Properly dispose of chemical waste and manage hazardous materials according to regulations.

  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations regarding laboratory practices.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of laboratory activities, experiments, and maintenance logs.

  • Reporting: Assist in preparing reports and summaries of experimental results.

  • Coordination: Coordinate with other laboratory staff and departments to ensure smooth laboratory operations.

Training and Development:

  • Skill Development: Continuously improve technical skills and stay updated with new laboratory techniques and equipment.

  • Assistance: Assist in training new laboratory technicians and interns in standard laboratory procedures and safety protocols.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Qualifications:

  • Degree: An Associate’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Technology, or a related field is typically required.

  • Certifications: Additional certifications in laboratory techniques or safety may be beneficial.

Professional Experience:

  • Laboratory Experience: Previous experience working in a laboratory setting is preferred, especially in a chemistry-related role.

  • Technical Skills: Hands-on experience with laboratory equipment and techniques is highly desirable.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Technical Proficiency: Proficiency in using laboratory equipment and conducting standard chemical procedures.

  • Attention to Detail: High level of accuracy and attention to detail in conducting experiments and recording data.

  • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational skills for managing supplies, equipment, and documentation.

  • Safety Awareness: Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and proper handling of chemicals.

  • Analytical Skills: Basic analytical skills to assist in interpreting experimental results.

  • Communication Skills: Good communication skills for collaborating with team members and reporting findings.

How to Apply

For further details on the Job Description & Person Specifications, please visit our website and for soft copy applications only one PDF file should be uploaded.
Submit applications to the University through the following address.
University Secretary, Kabale University
Kikungiri Campus, PO Box 317, Kabale. Email:
Kabale University Kampala Liaison Office 3rd Floor, Reev House, Plot 515, Bombo Road, Wandegeya-Kampala
NB: Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted. Applicants shall be subjected to background check.

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