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Internship in the CAF Microscopy Unit – 6 month internship

Tygerberg Medical Campus

Position: Trainee Microscopy Analyst

The post:

An internship position is currently available at the CAF Microscopy Unit located at Tygerberg Medical Campus. You will gain experience in operating and maintaining both electron microscopes and fluorescence microscopes. Critical to your role will be assisting in the preparation of biological samples for either electron or fluorescence microscopy (depending on the need of the unit). This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate with a keen interest in bioimaging to learn the fundamentals of multi-modal imaging and gain experience in providing analytical services to both research and industry clients.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of an Honours degree in a relevant field (biological field preferable).
  • Computer literacy (MS Office 365).
  • Detail orientated and willingness to learn.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Prior microscopy experience

Preferred:

  • Prior experience with microtomy/sectioning.
  • Prior research experience using fluorescence or electron microscopes.
  • Prior experience with embedding protocols for cells and tissues.
  • Familiarity with basic image processing software.

Note, current students are not eligible unless a letter can be provided indicating that their studies have been completed and they are awaiting the next graduation opportunity.

How to apply:

Please send updated CV to jkriel@sun.ac.za

Deadline: 31 July 2022

Please contact us for more information.​


Internship in the CAF Microscopy Unit – 6 month internship

Chamber of Mines building

Position: Trainee Analyst – Scanning Electron Microscopy

The post: You will gain experience and training in operating and maintaining electron microscopes. You will gain experience in providing analytical services using electron microscopes, both in support of research projects and in the provision of commercial services.

Requirements: At least an Honours degree is a relevant field, excellent communication skills, computer literacy (MS Office 365), detail orientated and willingness to learn, prior microscopy experience

Note, current students are not eligible unless a letter can be provided indicating that their studies have been completed and they are awaiting the next graduation opportunity.

Recommendations: Prior research experience using SEMs.

How to apply:

Please send updated CV to mrfsem@sun.ac.za

Deadline: 17 July 2022

Please contact us for more information.​​


Internship in the CAF ICP-MS & XRF Unit – 6 month position

Position: Trainee Analyst CHNS elemental analysis

The post:

You will gain experience in CHNS analysis for elemental analysis in biological and environmental research. An important component of your training is the sample preparation required for some aspects of this technique. You will also gain knowledge on complementary techniques such as ICP, XRF and the relevant sample preparation.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of an Honours degree in a relevant field.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office 365).
  • Detail orientated and an interest in analytical techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred:

  • Prior research experience requiring inorganic sample analysis.
  • Prior experience in preparing samples for inorganic analysis.

Note, current students are not eligible unless a letter can be provided indicating that their studies have been completed and they are awaiting the next graduation opportunity.

How to apply:

Please send updated CV to rrossouw@sun.ac.za

Deadline: 15 July 2022

Please contact us for more information. ​