Technical Officer - Stellenbosch, South Africa - Stellenbosch University

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Duties/PligteManaging all sample storage for SU-IRG (i.e., fridges and freezers, ULT freezers, LN2, cold room);- Upkeep of sample inventories;- Storage space allocations for students and upcoming studies;- Arranging and preparing outgoing sample shipments (including all accompanying documentation - manifests, customs invoices, etc.); Receiving, conducting quality control (QC) on and allocating storage for incoming sample shipments;- Assisting laboratory staff with QC prior to long-term storage;- Retrieval, QC and transfer of FluidX racks and legacy samples to the BMRI Biorepository for long-term storage in the Hamilton BiOS;- Invoicing the SU-IRG biorepository clients;- Coordinating and driving the sample and freezer reduction process within SU-IRG;- Maintenance of the fridge/freezer inventory and scheduling annual services;- Attending to after hours emergencies in the laboratory (e.g., critical fridge and freezer alarms).

Job Requirements/Pos Vereistes

Job Requirements:

At least an MSc degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Medical Sciences, or a related field;- At least two years┬┐ working experience in an ISO accredited laboratory;- Proficiency in LIMS / freezer inventory system and sample storage;- Knowledge of ISO 15189 guidelines;- Own transport to deal with after-hours emergencies is essential;- Knowledge of IATA and/or Dangerous Goods regulations.

Recommendation/AanbevelingPrevious experience as a biorepository coordinator would be beneficial.

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