SENIOR LABORATORY ASSISTANT
North-West University
Potchefstroom, South Africa
3d ago

Introduction...

NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (POTCHEFSTROOM CAMPUS)

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

VACANCY : SENIOR LABORATORY ASSISTANT

PEROMNES : 12

Purpose of the position :

To provide support to the deputy director, lecturers and students in the School for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

Minimum Requirements...

  • Grade 12 with Life Sciences or Physical Sciences or Agricultural Science
  • A further qualification in a Natural Sciences discipline
  • 3 - 5 year(s) experience in a laboratory working environment or general administration
  • Knowledge of the NWU systems will serve as an added advantage
  • Functional competencies (Knowledge and Skills) :

  • Communication skills (speaking and writing) in English
  • Computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) e-mail and internet
  • Behavioural Competencies

  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • Accuracy
  • Independent problem solving skills with good time management
  • Customer service orientation
  • Must be able to function in a multi-language environment
  • Job Specification...

  • Prepare lab for practical for Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Natural Sciences
  • Clean up after all practical
  • Maintain and control inventory register
  • Order and receipt of apparatus / equipment / chemicals / live materials
  • Make sure the lab and equipment are in good condition and report it to the subject head and or send it to a provider to be repaired
  • Writing reports with regards to the general administration of the laboratories
  • Provide assistance during practical session
  • Handling all inquiries from students and or parents and direct it to relevant lecturer
  • Secretarial support to lecturers in the subject groups with regard to practical work
  • Promote good human relations and provide the necessary support to colleagues where necessary
  • Also act ethically correctly and promote the image of the Faculty and University
  • Ad hoc assignment
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