Laboratory Assistant - Ncdru- R491A - Closing Date: 20 April 2022
NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES RESEARCH UNIT (CAPE TOWN OFFICE) The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation's health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression. Laboratory Assistant 12 Month (4 days p/w, 5 hrs. p/d) The Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit (NCDRU) is looking for a laboratory assistant to conduct laboratory procedures specific to NCDRU projects, as well as to assist the research nurse in the relevant clinic procedures in the NCDRU research clinic, adhering to general clinic and laboratory SOP's and research etiquette. Responsibilities: Assisting and reporting to the research sister/nurse Conducting laboratory activities specific to individual project SOPs/research protocols Clinic preparation for blood sampling Sample receiving, labelling and documenting Lab preparation for blood processing, aliquot and storage Conducting full lab procedures Data collection/Electronic data entering of samples Input in SOP development or SOP review in line with quality control Stock tacking, keeping and requesting. Maintenance of lab and lab equipment including freezers. Core Requirements: Matric + 1-2 years accredited course/certificate Relevant laboratory experience e.g. centrifuging and preparing bloods for storage (2+ years) Added Advantages: Current registration with HPCSA will be highly advantageous Previous research related laboratory experience in a similar environment Experience in processing and storage of various biological samples A degree in biosciences will be an advantage Minimum of 3 years' experience in a diagnostic or research laboratory setting Experience and knowledge operating in accordance with Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) or similar environment, will be an advantage Terms & Conditions: The SAMRC retains the right not to make an appointment. In accordance with the SAMRC's Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups. For this reason, we require race, gender and disability status to be specified. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. By submitting your application, SAMRC concludes that you are a competent person to consent and that you are giving consent to the SAMRC to process and further process all personal information contained in the application in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act No 4 of (as amended). Applicants are advised that the SAMRC has adopted a Workplace Policy on Covid-19 Vaccinations as part of its conditions of employment. The SAMRC does its best to provide the most accurate information; however, if there is anything wrong and unclear applicants are encouraged to contact the HR Recruitment Office at - before the closing date. A salary in the region of R per annum, cost-to-company. Closing date: 20 April PLEASE QUOTE THE REFERENCE NUMBER (RA) IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SHOULD YOUR APPLICATION NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION. This website is optimised for secure, standards compliant web browsers. In order to view and use this website, you should use a web browser other than Internet Explorer. Options include: The latest version of "Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera and Safari"