Job Description

The HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) is a multidisciplinary HIV pathogenesis research programmebased at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban. The HPP hasbeen involved in studies of HIV-1 immunopathogenesis for over 15 years.The HPP has a Research Technician position available. The incumbent will be required to be highlymotivated, meticulous and hard-working and be able to work independently. The incumbents willreport to the Laboratory Manager / Research Scientist.

Responsibilities + Skills


BSc (Honours) degree in Biomedical fieldHands-on experience in general molecular biology techniques, including DNA/RNA extraction,PCR, cloning, sequencing, and tissue culture


Minimum one-year experience working in a biomedical research laboratoryFamiliarity with biomedical research laboratory procedures and safety requirementsGood computer literacy (Microsoft Office)

Job Summary

  • Published on: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
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  • Company Profile:
  • 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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