Division of Immunology Laboratory Technologist (2 Posts)

7 Jun 2021 - 10:45


(Full-time, 12-month contract, Payclass 8)
Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology Faculty of Health Sciences

See the Advert - FHS_E21527_Lab Technologist_Path.pdf

See the Job Description - FHS_E21527_Lab Technologist_Path_JD.pdf 


  • Bachelor of Technology Degree or Bachelor of Science in medical laboratory sciences or biomedical sciences, in Immunology or a related field.
  • 2 or more years of experience in a laboratory, post undergraduate qualification, in current techniques in immunology and molecular biology, such as DNA/RNA extractions, ELISA, and Luminex.
  • Having worked under sterile Biosafety level 2 laboratory conditions
  • Willingness to work with samples from humans with infectious diseases.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and immunology laboratory skills.
  • The ability to prioritise large volumes of work and meet deadlines efficiently.
  •  The ability to conduct day-to-day operations of data collection activities in a large research project.
  • Good decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, internet, and email) at intermediate level.
  • Non-South African’s must be in possession of an appropriate work permit.

The following will be advantageous:

  • Honours or Master of Science in Immunology or a related field
  • Previous experience within an immunology research environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • 16S RNA gene sequencing and flow cytometry experience
  • GCP or GCLP training
  • IATA training


  • Perform specialized laboratory techniques related to clinical studies.
  • Receive, verify, and ensure quality of all laboratory specimens.
  • Assist in maintaining laboratory specimen storage using Freezerworks & management of samples in the biobank.
  • Assist with writing laboratory SOP’s.
  • Participate in training of post-graduate students and junior staff in laboratory techniques.
  • Recording of study data according to study guidelines.
  • Participate in equipment maintenance and standby duty for responding to alarms.
  • Ensure adequate laboratory supplies.
  • Provide and present updated relevant information at meetings.
  • Assist with sample shipment according to IATA regulations.
  • Flexibility to perform new duties/establish new protocols in the laboratory as required.

The annual cost of employment will lie between R222 629,00 to R415 041,00 depending on experience and qualifications.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to anna.happel@uct.ac.za

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test.

Telephone: 021 406 6823

Website: www.health.uct.ac.za

Reference number: E21527

Closing date: 08 June 2021