Medical Technologist

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Durban, Durban, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Healthcare
Work Hours Day
Salary 361601
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



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. The organisation prides itself on six values: pioneering, partnering, excellence, respect, integrity and citizenship.




Duration: One-Year Contract




To conduct laboratory processes in compliance with local and international regulations i.e: SANAS, SA GCP, DAIDS Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)

To conduct laboratory duties at the clinical research site laboratory (CRSL) and Central Routine Laboratory (CRL)

Processing of samples as per SOP, protocol and GCLP during the pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical stages

To provide accurate, precise and quality results within stipulated turnaround times

Adhere to the internal and external quality control and quality assurance programs

Management of onsite/central laboratory stock

Management of laboratory documentation at the onsite laboratory/central laboratory

Train, mentor and assess new laboratory staff

Perform validations, verifications and proficiency/competency testing

Prepare weekly and monthly technical reports

Preparation of the laboratory for audits

Be willing to work at all HPRU site laboratories, Central Routine/Research Laboratory and other areas of laboratory as needed.

Be willing to work on prevention studies, treatment studies and COVID-19 studies.

Core Requirements:


National Diploma - Biomedical Technology

1- year experience in a Clinical Pathology laboratory, post qualification

Proof of current registration with the Health Professions Council of SA in Clinical Pathology Independent Practice

Willing to work outside normal working hours, i.e. afterhours and weekends



Good Clinical Laboratory Practice [GCLP], International Air Transport Association (IATA) training

Previous research/clinical trial experience

Ability to multitask and work under pressure

A Code 8 driver’s license


Interested candidates can send their CV