​​​​Division of Molecular Biology and Huma​​n Gene​​tics​​ ​  

VACANCIES​

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Technical Officer: Assistant to the QA and Laboratory Managers​​​

Host/Location: Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group​, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University Tygerberg Campus, Cape Town, South Africa

Appointment type: Fulltime contract appointment

Job Grade: 11 (Ref.TGB02/147/0521​)

The SU-IRG (Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group) laboratory within the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory focusing on the immunology and discovery of biomarkers of TB. SU-IRG seeks a detail-oriented, motivated individual to join their team as an Assistant to the QA and Laboratory Managers. The incumbent will be appointed to the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics. 

Please note that this is not a research or lab-based position. 


Duties: 

  • Maintenance of document management systems
  • Review, formatting, version control and distribution of standard operating procedures and associated forms in the laboratory.
  • Schedule and facilitate SOP and protocol training, ensure processes are documented and the necessary documentation is signed off prior to study start up or SOP implementation
  • Induction and QMS training for new staff and post graduate students
  • Internal pipette calibrations
  • Pipette inventory and scheduling of external calibrations
  • Maintenance of equipment inventory and scheduling of service and calibrations
  • Inventory management for laboratory consumables and chemicals
  • Assist QA Manager with internal audits
  • Prepare and distribute minutes for weekly laboratory meetings
  • Oversee REC:BES applications and ensure that these remain up to date for all ongoing projects in the laboratory
  • Attend to after hours emergencies in the laboratory (e.g. critical fridge and freezer alarms)


Job Requirements: 

  • MSc degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology or a related field
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in an ISO accredited laboratory
  • Proficiency in LIMS / freezer inventory system
  • Knowledge of ISO 15189 or 17025 guidelines
  • Own transport to deal with afterhours emergencies is essential
  • Knowledge of IATA and/or Dangerous Goods regulations​

Recommendations

  • Valid GCP certificate
  • Training or experience in internal auditing
  • Previous QA experience


How to apply: Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees), must reach the Unirersity before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Apply online here.

Enquiries:  Ms. Marika Flinn on 021 938 9839, or at marika@sun.ac.za

Closing date: 25 May 2021

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Technical Officer: Biorepository Coordinator​

Host/Location: Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group​, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University Tygerberg Campus, Cape Town, South Africa

Appointment type: Fulltime contract appointment

Job Grade: 11 

The SU-IRG (Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group) laboratory within the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory focusing on the immunology and discovery of biomarkers of TB. SU-IRG seeks a detail-oriented, motivated individual to join their team as a Biorepository Coordinator. The successful candidate will work closely with the Laboratory and Data Management teams. The incumbent will be appointed to the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics. ​


Duties: 

  • Manage all sample storage for SU-IRG (i.e. fridges and freezers, ULT freezers, LN2, cold room)  
  • Upkeep of samples inventories
  • Storage space allocations for students and upcoming studies
  • Arrange and prepare outgoing sample shipments (incl. all accompanying documentation – manifests, customs invoices, etc.)
  • Import and export permit application, submissions and tracking
  • Receive, QC and allocate storage for incoming sample shipments
  • Assist laboratory staff with QC prior to long-term storage
  • Retrieval, QC and transfer of FluidX racks and legacy samples to BMRI Biorepository for long-term storage in Hamilton BiOS
  • Register new studies with BMRI Biorepository and assist PIs with MOU/SLA process
  • Invoicing of SU-IRG biorepository clients
  • Sample destruction
  • Maintenance of fridge/freezer inventory and scheduling of annual services
  • Attend to afterhours emergencies in the laboratory (e.g. critical fridge and freezer alarms)​


Job Requirements: 

  • MSc degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology or a related field
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in an ISO accredited laboratory
  • Proficiency in LIMS / freezer inventory system and sample storage
  • Knowledge of ISO 15189 or 17025 guidelines
  • Own transport to deal with afterhours emergencies is essential
  • Knowledge of IATA and/or Dangerous Goods regulations​

Recommendations

  • Previous experience as biorepository coordinator would be beneficial​

How to apply: Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees), must reach the Unirersity before or on the closing date of the advertised post. ​

Application currently CLOSED.

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Technical Officer: Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group​ (3x VACANCIES)

Host/Location: Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group​, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University Tygerberg Campus, Cape Town, South Africa

Appointment type: Fulltime contract appointment

Job Grade: 11 (Ref.TGB02/148/0521​)

The SU-IRG (Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group) laboratory within the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory focusing on the immunology and discovery of biomarkers of TB. SU-IRG seeks a detail-oriented, motivated individual to join their team as a Technical Officer. The incumbent will be appointed to the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics. ​


Duties: 

  • Receipt, processing and storage of routine biological specimens in BSL2 laboratory (e.g. blood, urine, sputum, saliva) for various clinical research projects
  • Receipt, processing and storage of site of disease specimens in BSL3 laboratory for various clinical research projects – routine and advanced processing
  • Coordination of the laboratory aspects of ongoing research studies, as well as study start up as required (incl. QC of lab forms, troubleshooting, attending to queries from collaborators and PIs, preparing reports, etc.)
  • Assist with staff and student training as needed
  • Isolation of PBMCs and other cell types, ELISA, GeneXpert (various)
  • Preparation and review of standard operating procedures and laboratory forms, as needed
  • Specimen logging on LIMS/project-specific databases
  • Administrative tasks (e.g. filing, stock take, ordering, etc)
  • Scheduled after hours work if needed​


Job Requirements: 

  • MSc degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology or a related field
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in an ISO accredited laboratory
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture 
  • Experience working in a Biosafety Level 3 laboratory
  • Experience with ELISAs and/or flow cytometry
  • Willing and medically fit to work with infectious human specimens in BSL3 – pre-employment medical examination may include screening for emphysema, tuberculosis and history of other pulmonary infections.
  • Proficiency in LIMS / freezer inventory system and sample storage
  • Knowledge of ISO 15189 or 17025 guidelines
  • Own transport essential for afterhours work
  • Knowledge of IATA and/or Dangerous Goods regulations​


Recommendations

  • Valid GCP certificate would be beneficial

How to apply: Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees), must reach the Unirersity before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Apply online here.

Enquiries:  Ms. Marika Flinn on 021 938 9839, or at marika@sun.ac.za

Closing date: 25 May 2021​


POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES​

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​DOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES

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