Lab Technologist
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape
6h ago
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The Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity (CLII) (http : / / www.lunginstitute.co.za), invites applications for a LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST* for appointment as soon as possible, on a 6-month Fixed Term Contract.

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 / COVID-19 related research projects that are conducted at numerous sites in Cape Town. The purpose of this position is to undertake laboratory research projects, evaluating immunity to tuberculosis infection and diagnostic outcomes using human biological samples.

  • Essential Requirements : A diploma in Medical Technology (essential), Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Degree and / or postgraduate qualification A Bachelor of Science (Honours) and master’s graduates are also strongly encouraged to apply At least one-year (or more) laboratory experience Experience with ELISPOT, cell culture, and ELISA techniques (flow cytometry experience would be particularly advantageous) Knowledge of medical terminology (especially TB / HIV / COVID-19) Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) General Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and Internet;
  • Data Management Systems advantageous) Good interpersonal, communication and time management skills Responsibilities include (but not limited to) : Ensuring appropriate collection, storage and transportation of specimens Ensuring appropriate processing of specimens in the laboratories 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 Additional Information : This position will be based in Cape Town Working hours 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday Interested candidates can send their CV Application Process : To apply, interested applicants are requested to submit a 3-page CV, Cover Letter, including the names and contact information of three contactable references to : Pat.Wileman uct.ac.za

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