Research Laboratory Technologist

Company Africa Health Research Institute
Reference # DUR/RESLABTEC/008/APR/2019
Published 11/04/2019
12 Months
Location South Africa
Duration _12_Months
The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is one of South Africa’s largest independent, interdisciplinary research institutes. AHRI aims to become a source of fundamental discoveries into the susceptibility, transmission and cure of HIV and TB and related diseases, seeking ways to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment. AHRI’s principal funders are Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Our academic partners are University College London and the University of KwaZulu-Natal
Job Functions Biotechnology,Chemistry, Physics and Biology,Laboratory Work,Multidisciplinary Research,Research
Industries Academic,Healthcare,Ngo / Non-Profit,Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Research,Science & Technology
The AHRI Research Laboratory Technologist’s main responsibility is to examine the bioenergetics of mammalian cells infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the BSL3. He/She will perform techniques to study immunometabolism, molecular biology and biochemistry related to pathogenesis and drug therapy evaluation
Minimum Qualification
1. Honours or Master’s Degree in one of the following (or related) disciplines: the physical sciences or the biological sciences.

Minimum Experience
1. More than 3 years extensive laboratory experience
2.Prior experience in one or more of the following is an advantage:
a)Culturing of M. tuberculosis in a BSL3 environment
b)Flow cytometry
f)Mammalian Cell culturing
3. High level of computer literacy

Knowledge and Abilities
1. SA Citizen or SA Resident with current work visa
2. Must be able to work with minimum supervision

Skills Requirement
1. Excellent analytical, organizational and management skills
2. Conflict resolution skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure
3. Active listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times
4. Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do
5. Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others
6. Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Understanding legal contracts and terminology.
7. Active learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
8. Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.
Job Closing Date 25/04/2019
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