Research Laboratory Technician/Technologist

  • AHRI
  • Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Jan 09, 2020
Full Time Science & Research

Job Description


The AHRI Research Laboratory Technologist's main responsibility is to work with human cells, HIV and various strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the BSL-2 and BSL-3.


The employee will perform molecular biology and immunology techniques related to flow cytometry, T cell cloning, nucleic acid isolation, PCR and in vitro infections. Additionally, the research technologist will have responsibility for standard operating protocols (SOPs) and enforcement of good laboratory practice to ensure contamination free maintenance of the BSL-2 tissue culture laboratory.


Minimum Qualification
1.Hons or Master's Degree in Molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, virology, immunology or equivalent in related field
Minimum Experience
1.Extensive research laboratory experience is desired (more than 3 years' experience)
2.Processing and storing of human samples e.g. bloods, tissue, cells, RNA/DNA etc
3.Experience with TB and HIV lab research
4.Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
5.BSL3 laboratory experience advantageous
6.Experience in molecular biology, immunology or genetic techniques
7.High level of computer literacy
Skills Required
1.Good verbal and written communication skills in English;
2.Accuracy and precision;
3.Must be able to work under pressure;

Application Deadline

Jan 23, 2020