Jobs at Stellenbosch University 2023 – Researcher

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Job Description:

Independently designing, scheduling, conducting, and analysing in-vivo preclinical experiments (murine models) of TB infection and disease, including

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading in-vivo project teams and other collaborative interactions to ensure adherence to ethical standards, legal and animal welfare compliance (accreditation
  • Operational coordination of the animal BSL3 laboratory, including regulatory compliance (DALRRD, SAVC, Institutional Animal Ethics, GLP, H&S);
  • Collaborating with scientists in the Division as appropriate to develop hypotheses, study protocols and novel experimental end points;
  • Developing and validating relevant in-vivo preclinical models to evaluate TB vaccine development;
  • Compliance, protocol, SOPs and any other applicable standard);
  • Ensuring the achievement of milestones and contributing to the Institute¿s research and publication output records, preparing research-related reports, and
  • Building capacity development and availability of appropriate skills and competencies for staff and postgraduate students;
  • Developing host-directed therapy models;

Job Requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge of ethical guidelines, protocol compliance and all related national policies regarding animal welfare, care and use of animals in biomedical
  • Institutional Animal Ethics Committee experience;
  • At least five years’ experience in animal handling and procedures;
  • At least two years’ experience in immunology and vaccine development research;
  • PhD in Veterinary Science;
  • At least two years’ experience of working in an animal biosafety environment (A-BSL3);
  • A demonstrable record of research as evidenced by first authored publication(s) in peer-reviewed, top tier journals in the areas of vaccine development/veterinary science;
  • Experience in BSL3 laboratory coordination and management;
  • Experience in implementation and management of industry or academic research projects;

Job Details:

Company: Stellenbosch University

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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