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Company Name : University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
Job Title : Research Assistant
Remuneration : R14, 000 – R16, 000
Ref.No : HPP/RA/310117
Closing Date : 10 February 2017
Position Type : 1 year fixed term contract
Research Assistant :
** The HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) has two Research Assistant positions available.
** The incumbent will be required to be highly motivated, meticulous and hardworking and be able to work independently.
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** The incumbent will report to the Laboratory Manager.
Minimum Requirements :
** BSc (Honors) degree or equivalent
** Familiarity with biomedical research laboratory procedures and safety requirements
** Minimum one year experience in a biomedical research laboratory
** Experience working with human samples
** Experience in flow cytometry
** Tissue culture experience
** HPCSA registered
** Assist senior researcher and his team with experiments, quality control and data verification
** Ordering of reagents and inventory keeping
** Undertake general sample processing of HIV positive blood samples
** Freezing and cataloguing of cells
** Participate in the various academic activities – journal club, training programme, virtual seminars, joint seminars and lab meetings.
** Develop specific laboratory experiments and analytical tools
** General laboratory housekeeping
How to Apply :
** The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 10 February 2017.
** The University, however, reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches.
** Enquiries and details regarding this post, as well as requests for a job profile may be directed to Mrs Tarryn Tomlinson, e-mail address leslie AT ukzn.ac.za
** Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form, which is available on the Vacancies website at .ukzn.ac.za.
** Completed forms must be sent to Mrs. Tarryn Tomlinson, e-mail address leslie AT ukzn.ac.za.
** Please quote the advert reference number in your subject line.
Terms of appointment and Selection Process :
** The post will commence in March / April 2017 and will be offered on a one-year, fixed term contract.
** The terms and conditions governing this appointment will be in compliance with those of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
** The position is potentially renewable, depending on availability of funds.
** The monthly cost of employment for this position will be R14, 000 – R16, 000, dependent on the experience of the successful candidate.
** The selection process will commence in February 2017 and will continue until suitable candidates are appointed or a decision is taken not to fill the posts.