Biorepository Internship

Company Africa Health Research Institute
Reference # DUR/BIOINTERN/002/2018/JAN
Published 12/01/2018
Contract Type Contract
12 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Introduction
This position is responsible for assisting in a broad range of biorepository activities needed to manage the life-cycle of biological specimens. Duties include processing, distribution, retrieval and storage of biospecimens.
Job Functions Biotechnology,Intern,Other Research Development, Science and Scientific Research,Research,Research and Development
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit,Research
Specification
Additional duties include biospecimen inventory management, preparation of specimen kits, maintenance of study specific documentation and quality control checks, as well as routine temperature monitoring and checking of equipment. This position is based in our Durban site.
Requirements
MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS

1.BSc/BTech degree or equivalent in a Life sciences field

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

1.6 months practical laboratory experience dealing with human biological samples
2.Good organizational and communication skills
3.High level of computer literacy
4.Valid Driver’s licence with own vehicle

KNOWLEDGE

1.Knowledge of the scientific research processes

ADVANTAGES

1.GCLP or ISO15189 certification will be advantageous
2.Experience working on the laboratory information management system
3.Experience in a clinical research laboratory setting would be advantageous
4.PBMC processing techniques (advantageous)
5.Experience working with ultra-low temperature storage equipment and facilities (highly advantageous)

AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid work Visa holders.

AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.
Job Closing Date 25/01/2018
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