Technical Officer
Stellenbosch University
Bellville, Western Cape, ZA
4d ago
source : Careers24
  • Stellenbosch University* *Department of Biomedical Sciences* * * *Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics* * * *Stellenbosch Immunology Research Group (SU-IRG)* *Technical Officer (Grade 10.
  • 1)* * * *Full-time two-year fixed-term contract appointment* * * *(Ref. TGB02 / 192 / 0621)* The SU-IRG (Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group) laboratory within the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory focusing on the immunology and discovery of biomarkers of TB.

    SU-IRG seeks a detail-oriented, motivated individual to join their team as a *Biorepository Coordinator*. The incumbent will work closely with the Laboratory and Data Management teams.

    The incumbent will be appointed to the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics. *

    Duties :

  • Managing all sample storage for SU-IRG (i.e. fridges and freezers, ULT freezers, LN2, cold room); · Upkeep of samples inventories;
  • Storage space allocations for students and upcoming studies; · Arranging and preparing outgoing sample shipments (including all accompanying documentation manifests, customs invoices, etc.
  • Importing and exporting permit application, submissions and tracking; · Receiving, quality controlling and allocating storage for incoming sample shipments;
  • Assisting laboratory staff with quality control prior to long-term storage; · Retrieval, quality control and transfer of FluidX racks and legacy samples to the BMRI Biorepository for long-term storage in Hamilton BiOS;
  • Registering new studies with BMRI Biorepository and assisting PIs with MOU / SLA process; · Invoicing SU-IRG biorepository clients;
  • Sample destruction; · Maintaining fridge / freezer inventory and scheduling annual services; · Attending to after-hours emergencies in the laboratory (e.
  • g. critical fridge and freezer alarms). *Job

    Requirements :

  • An MSc degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or a related field; · A minimum of two years' working experience in an ISO accredited laboratory;
  • Proficiency in LIMS / freezer inventory system and sample storage; · Knowledge of ISO 15189 or 17025 guidelines; · Own transport to deal with after-hours emergencies is essential;
  • Knowledge of IATA and / or Dangerous Goods regulations. *Recommendation : * Previous experience as biorepository coordinator.
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