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Laboratory Technician: Biotechnology

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13 Jun 2017


28 Jun 2017

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Job Grading: Paterson B2
Primary Purpose of the Position:
To plan and execute all Biotechnology laboratory tests, assess the integrity of test results against set standards and assist the Scientists in all related duties in order to improve productivity of the laboratory.
Key Performance Areas:
  • Conducts Biotechnology laboratory tests, e.g. DNA detection.
  • Maintain laboratory instruments and equipment on a regular basis.
  • Perform quality control in the laboratory and updates manuals as and when required.
  • Maintain desired housekeeping and hygiene standards of the laboratory, through constant and daily cleaning of the
  • laboratory and its equipment as well as the proper storage of all equipment and materials taking into account health and safety considerations.
  • Record all test results on the appropriate documentation and ensure all documentation are filed appropriately and securely.
  • Submit relevant information to superior for reporting purposes.
  • Initiate the procurement of materials and equipment as and when required.
  • Maintain inventory on laboratory supplies.
Minimum Qualification, Experience & Competence Requirement:
  • A relevant Science National Diploma (NQF Level 6), and at least two (2) years relevant laboratory working experience.
  • Good knowledge of laboratory techniques and standard operating procedures.
  • Must have Laboratory safety and quality assurance skills.
  • Candidate must be meticulous, systematic, organised, with excellent analytical skills and the ability to pay attention to detail.
Employment Conditions:
This is a permanent appointment with a performance agreement.
Enquiries should be directed to: Ms. Naimhwaka at Office Tel. No.: +264 61 431 7000.
Applications supported by a detailed CV and certified documents can be hand delivered at the NCRST Head Office, Erf 490, Platinum Street,Prosperita, Windhoek, or posted to The HR Officer, NCRST, Private Bag 13253, Windhoek.
Please note that no electronic applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no applications
will be returned. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to various assessments including psychometric testing.
Closing Date: 28 June 2017 at 17h00