Laboratory Technologist (2 Posts) 5 Month Fixed Term Contrac

Job Description

Sunday, 19 May 2019Ref: HPP/LabTech maternity/May2019The HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) is a multidisciplinary HIV pathogenesis research programme based atthe University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban. The HPP has been involved instudies of HIV-1 immunopathogenesis for over 15 years.The HPP has two Laboratory Technologist positions available (maternity cover). The incumbents will be requiredto be highly motivated, meticulous and hard-working and be able to work independently. The incumbents willreport to the Laboratory Manager.

Responsibilities + Skills

Undertake general sample processing of HIV positive samplesFreezing and cataloguing of cellsPreparation of reagentsParticipation in the departments various academic activities - journal club, lab meetings, quality


HPCSA registeredExperience working with human samples


Relevant BSc (Honours) degree or equivalentMinimum 1 year experience in a biomedical research laboratory (exclusive of lab time related to thecompletion of an Honours research project).Familiarity with biomedical research laboratory procedures and safety requirements

Job Summary

  • Published on: Tuesday, 10th March 2020
  • Designation: Laboratory Technologist (2 posts) 5 month fixed term contract
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, 10th March 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
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  • The College of Humanities, the largest of UKZN’s four Colleges, is the home of critical thinking, social commentary and robust intellectual debate. It is aptly referred to as “The Soul of the University.”A complex and strategic College, the Humanities comprises six diverse, yet complementary Schools which are located across three of UKZN’s five campuses: Edgewood – situated in Pinetown; Howard College – situated in Durban; and Pietermaritzburg.The College of Humanities is committed to the University’s vision of advancing African scholarship and actively contributes to the intellectual development of the region and the world through teaching and learning, research, development and community engagement. It represents a significant repository on the continent, playing a critical role in the enhancement and promotion of arts, culture, social sciences and education.The College boasts vibrant research, teaching and learning units, many of which are internationally recognised.

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