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Junior Laboratory Technologist needed at Stellenbosch University

Job title : Junior Laboratory Technologist

Job Location : Western Cape, Stellenbosch

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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Duties  

  • Performing laboratory processing, storage and transport of biological research samples (e.g., blood, sputum and urine) when required;
  • Maintaining the chain of custody for study samples on site;
  • Maintaining the laboratory filing system;
  • Performing all weekly and monthly laboratory household activities;
  • Maintaining laboratory equipment at the site;
  • Performing stock taking and ordering laboratory consumables and specimen collection kits;
  • Monitoring and managing temperature and humidity control processes for storage of sensitive items;
  • Serving as the primary contact person for any call-outs regarding biorepository freezer alarms;
  • Ensuring site compliance with all laboratory-related regulatory procedures;
  • Compiling and performing version control of laboratory-related standard operating procedures (SOPs);
  • Assisting with other laboratory activities such as quality assurance or any other ad hoc duties;
  • Acting as back-up laboratory technician when needed at the Kuils River and Tygerberg laboratories.

Job Requirements

  • A three-year tertiary qualification in biological, medical, health, or life sciences;
  • Experience in a research environment, especially with sample handling and quality control and assurance;
  • Experience with laboratory information management systems (LIMS) such as Laboratory Data Management Systems (LDMS) and REDCap;
  • Literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and the ability to manage multiple files and folders;
  • Good time management and planning skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to function in a team;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.

Recommendation    

  • A valid driver’s licence and own transport;
  • Training in good clinical practice (GCP) and good clinical laboratory practice (GCLP);
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) certification;
  • Human Subjects Protection (HSP) certification.

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