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Research Laboratory Technician/Technologist

Company AHRI
Reference # DUR/LABTECH/WONG/JAN2020
Published 09/01/2020
12 Months
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Duration _12_Months
Introduction
The AHRI Research Laboratory Technologist's main responsibility is to work with human cells, HIV and various strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the BSL-2 and BSL-3.
Job Functions Research
Industries Academic,Healthcare,Ngo / Non-Profit,Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Research,Science & Technology
Specification
The employee will perform molecular biology and immunology techniques related to flow cytometry, T cell cloning, nucleic acid isolation, PCR and in vitro infections. Additionally, the research technologist will have responsibility for standard operating protocols (SOPs) and enforcement of good laboratory practice to ensure contamination free maintenance of the BSL-2 tissue culture laboratory.
Requirements
Minimum Qualification

1.Hons or Master’s Degree in Molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, virology, immunology or equivalent in related field

Minimum Experience
1.Extensive research laboratory experience is desired (more than 3 years’ experience)
2.Processing and storing of human samples e.g. bloods, tissue, cells, RNA/DNA etc
3.Experience with TB and HIV lab research
4.Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
5.BSL3 laboratory experience advantageous
6.Experience in molecular biology, immunology or genetic techniques
7.High level of computer literacy

Skills Required
1.Good verbal and written communication skills in English;
2.Accuracy and precision;
3.Must be able to work under pressure;
Job Closing Date 23/01/2020
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