Stellenbosch University Careers – Research Assistant

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Job Description:

Performing sample logging, processing, extraction and storage of specimens and their derivatives. This may require working in a Biosafety Level 3 facility, for

Job Responsibilities:

  • Being responsible for ensuring that equipment is safe and maintained in working order;
  • Managing orders for equipment and reagents;
  • Maintaining REDCap databases related to the research studies, including QC, updating records, and requesting modifications to databases;
  • Biobanking of specimens at -80C, -20C as well as in the BIOS (automated biorepository facility);
  • Providing assistance with admin-based duties, such as ordering, preparing sample packs, etc,;
  • Paying periodic, semi-regular visits to our mobile laboratory and recruitment sites within Cape Town.
  • Contributing to the overall activities of the research team and division as required, including ordering and performing financial and general laboratory administration;
  • Writing and updating standard operating procedures;

Job Requirements:

  • A strong background in Life Sciences/Laboratory techniques which could include nucleic acids extraction and measurement;
  • The ability to work flexi working hours for the standard 8 hour working day to ensure specimens received can be processed without delay. This will not be
  • At least an Honours degree in Molecular Biology, Human Genetics, or equivalent in a related field;
  • The ability to work independently as well as within a project team environment;
  • The ability to communicate in English openly, clearly, and rapidly, both verbally and in writing;

Job Details:

Company: Stellenbosch University

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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