|Location||Durban, Durbann, South Africa|
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.
SENIOR RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Duration: 18 Month Contract
The SAMRC Office of Malaria Research (MOMR) aims to support the malaria elimination agenda as set out in the National Department of Health’s Malaria Elimination Strategy. The research goals of the MOMR are aligned with the national elimination strategy. The MOMR seeks to appoint an experienced Senior Research Technician with a matriculation in biology. Individuals are encouraged to apply as the position offers excellent career development opportunities.
The Position will be based in: Mpumalanga (1 post)
Job specific responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:
Work with the provincial Malaria control programme
Conduct Fieldwork and project implementation
Conduct Data collection and Quality control
Ability to work with insects
Conduct work within local Communities
Working in adverse weather environments (high temperatures and high humidity)
Work in an insectary / laboratory
Breeding and maintaining a mosquito colony
Perform administrative project related activities (Filing, Asset and stock control, logistics)
Grade 12/Matric with biology
2 - 3 years’ experience with Data collection in a scientific environment / research
Experience working with living organisms
Experience working in a field environment (rural areas/ communities)
Knowledge of data collection practice and adherence to protocols and SOP’s
Ability to work under extreme weather conditions (high temperature and high humidity)
Code 08 Driver License
Fluent in English and/or Isizulu, Sesotho, Venda
Residing in the following province: Mpumalanga
Experience working in a malaria area.
Experience working with insects and/or other invertebrates.
3 years’ experience in a field setting with experience collecting insects or other living organisms
Interested candidates can send their CV