Monday , September 25 2023

University of Cape Town Vacancies – Immunology Laboratory Technician

Website University of Cape Town

Job Description:

The Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity (CLII) at the UCT Lung Institute invites applications for suitably qualified candidates for a 6-month Fixed Term Contract (with possibility of renewal based on performance) as an Immunology Laboratory Technician (*position for appointment as soon as possible).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with experimental design and development of relevant SOPs.
  • Performing relevant immunological techniques including but not limited to PBMC/ BAL cell processing, cell isolation and culture, flow cytometry (staining, acquisition, analysis), other techniques relevant to the specific project.
  • Liaising between laboratory and clinical staff.
  • Assisting with logistics regarding appropriate collection, storage and transport of human specimens.
  • Assisting with writing of reports and other administrative duties related to the projects
  • Supporting the clinical team with in-field operations whenever required.
  • Ensuring good Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
  • Ordering and maintaining reagent and consumable inventories • Ensuring site and laboratory equipment is functioning appropriately.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in two or more of the following techniques is essential:
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and Internet, simple stats software experience would be advantageous)
  • ELISA, ELISPOT, Luminex
  • At least an MSc in immunology, molecular biology or a related field (candidates with a BSc Honors will be considered if they have sufficient experience in the techniques listed below)
  • One or more scientific publication/s related to immunology would be advantageous.
  • Flow cytometry (hands-on experience would be highly advantageous)
  • Other relevant molecular or immunology techniques.
  • Two or more years of laboratory experience in immunology (working with infectious human samples would be advantageous).
  • Culturing of human primary cells
  • Peripheral blood mononuclear and bronchoalveolar lavage cell processing and cryopreservation
  • RNA extraction from different human specimens (cells, tissue)
  • Working with infectious pathogens (i.e. TB, SARS-CoV2) in BSL3 laboratory settings (advantageous)

Job Details:

Company: University of Cape Town

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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