Laboratory Manager - Stellenbosch, South Africa - Stellenbosch University

Thabo Mthembu

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Duties/Pligte- Managing the daily activities of the Neuropsychiatric Genetics Laboratory, including:

  • procurement of consumables, reagents, equipment and services;
  • processing invoices;
  • managing the laboratory's inventory;
  • routine logging and tracking of samples;
  • maintaining sample databases;
  • writing and updating SOPs;
  • providing technical support to enable the smooth functioning of the laboratory and departmental research studies.
  • Overseeing and managing the laboratory's quality assurance;
  • Managing the laboratory's equipment maintenance;
  • Routine processing and storage of blood, saliva, and stool samples;
  • Routine DNA and RNA extraction from blood, saliva and stool samples;
  • Performing laboratory experiments using standard techniques and equipment;
  • Maintaining the research group website and social media pages;-
  • Performing all duties within the context of the Mission, Vision and Values Statement of Stellenbosch University.

Job Requirements/Pos Vereistes- A postgraduate degree (MSc or higher) in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics or Molecular Biology, or related discipline;- Strong background in molecular biological techniques, primarily related to DNA isolation, but including RNA isolation, PCR, genotyping and real-time PCR;- Computer literacy (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel);- Experience in working with REDCap;- Excellent planning and organisational skills;- Good written and verbal communication skills;- The ability to work independently as well as within a project team environment;- The ability to solve problems independently and effectively;- The ability to communicate in English;- Good interpersonal skills.

Recommendation/Aanbeveling- Experience in laboratory management;- Experience with REDCap and LIMS software;- Experience with Hamilton Robotics systems.

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