Senior Technician, Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology

South Africa
Oct 13, 2016
Jan 12, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology

Senior Technician

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All staff members in the Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology are actively involved in externally funded research. There are four research areas in the Department, comprising principal investigators, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and post graduate students. This large number of researchers necessitates proper co-ordination and management of laboratories and provision of technical assistance to students in the use of specialized equipment.

Minimum requirements

  • B Tech/Hons degree in biotechnology, Biochemistry or Microbiology
  • Experience and competence in general microbiology and biochemistry techniques and/or molecular biotechnology and/or analytical instrumentation
  • Experience in management of research laboratories


Additional requirements

  • Evidence of research outputs
  • Track record of technical assistance provided to research laboratories


Summary of duties

  • Ordering and inventory control of equipment, chemicals and consumables
  • Instituting and maintaining good laboratory practices
  • Assist postgraduate students in their research projects
  • Perform other duties as determined by the Head of Department


Salary: R200100 to R334980 p.a, plus benefits

Contact Person: Ms P Naidoo, Tel 031 373 2524