Laboratory Assistant

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Admin & Office
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town


The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.


Laboratory Assistant


12 Month (4 days p/w, 5 hrs. p/d)


The Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit (NCDRU) is looking for a laboratory assistant to conduct laboratory procedures specific to NCDRU projects, as well as to assist the research nurse in the relevant clinic procedures in the NCDRU research clinic, adhering to general clinic and laboratory SOP’s and research etiquette.




Assisting and reporting to the research sister/nurse

Conducting laboratory activities specific to individual project SOPs/research protocols

Clinic preparation for blood sampling

Sample receiving, labelling and documenting

Lab preparation for blood processing, aliquot and storage

Conducting full lab procedures

Data collection/Electronic data entering of samples

Input in SOP development or SOP review in line with quality control

Stock tacking, keeping and requesting.

Maintenance of lab and lab equipment including freezers.

Core Requirements:


Matric + 1-2 years accredited course/certificate

Relevant laboratory experience e.g. centrifuging and preparing bloods for storage [2+ years]

Added Advantages:


Current registration with HPCSA will be highly advantageous

Previous research related laboratory experience in a similar environment

Experience in processing and storage of various biological samples

A degree in biosciences will be an advantage

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a diagnostic or research laboratory setting

Experience and knowledge operating in accordance with Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) or similar environment, will be an advantage


Interested candidates can send their CV