Laboratory Technologists
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape
2d ago
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The Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity (CLII) at the UCT Lung Institute invite applications for suitably qualified candidates for a 6-month Fixed Term Contract (with possibility if renewal) Laboratory Technologist*position for appointment as soon as possible.

The incumbent will be based at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. CLII is based within the Division of Pulmonology in the Department of Medicine at UCT and is committed to the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of TB in Southern Africa.

  • CLII conducts various HIV / TB related research projects that are conducted at numerous sites in South Africa. The purpose of this position is to undertake laboratory research in projects related to tuberculosis and COVID-19 including : (i) diagnostic studies, (ii) immunological studies;
  • iii) transmission studies using human biological samples. Minimum Requirements : A MSc in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology or cell biology.

    At least two-years (or more) laboratory experience (working with TB or COVID-19 samples would be advantageous). At least one (or more) scientific publication / s would be advantageous.

    Experience with one of more of the follow techniques : mammalian cell culture (primary cells and cell lines), viral culture and plaque assays, working with infectious diseases (i.

    e., HIV, COVID-19) in BSL3 laboratory settings, flow cytometry, ELISA, RNA extraction, real-time PCR, other relevant molecular or immunology techniques.

    Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and Internet; Data Management Systems advantageous) Responsibilities include (but not limited to) : Assisting with logistics regarding appropriate collection, transport and storage of specimens.

    Ensuring appropriate processing of specimens in the laboratories. Performing relevant scientific experiments in line with needs of specific research projects.

    Ensuring laboratory safety. Ensuring site and laboratory equipment is functioning appropriately. Ensuring good Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

    Liaising between laboratory and clinical staff. Assisting with the development of relevant SOPs. Assisting the data team with tasks within the unit.

    Supporting the clinical team with in-field operations whenever required. Interested candidates can send their CV

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