Section Head: Animal Colony - 001/2018
Code/Reference:
001/2018
Applications accepted until:
2018-01-25
Number of Openings
1

Department

Biotechnology

Employment Type

Permanant

Minimum Requirements

  • National Diploma in Animal technology or Veterinary Nursing diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years€™ experience
  • Registration with South African Veterinary Council as a Laboratory Animal technologist

Additional Requirements

n/a

Specific Operational Requirements

  • The successful candidate will be required to work an 8 hour day between 07h00 to 16h00 as rostered
  • The successful candidate may be required to work overtime to meet the business needs

Key Performance Areas

  • Routine care of the animals at the National Bioproducts Institute (NBI) Animal Colony
  • Perform in vivo production of monoclonal antibodies from ascitic fluid according to prescribed Work Instructions. Participate in validation studies when required
  • Writing work instructions, documents and reports
  • Breeding of Animals
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Supervise Animal colony staff
  • Bleed sheep at a sheep farm once every six weeks
  • Bovine Blood once every six months for EPU

Competencies

  • Computer literate
  • Ability to write scientific reports
  • Planning and organising
  • Staff supervision
  • Decision making
  • Quality orientation
  • Contributing to team success
  • Technical knowledge and skills