Vacancy: 2064:Animal Technologist/Veterinary Nurse (post level 9)
Faculty:  Faculty Health Sciences
Department: National Control Laboratory for Biological Products
Type: Support
Description: Faculty Health Sciences

National Control Laboratory for Biological Products

Animal Technologist/Veterinary Nurse (post level 9)

Job ID: 2064

 The position is externally funded and continued employment will depend on the availability fund

Duties and responsibilities:

·         Take responsibility for the routine care of animals at the National Control Laboratory (NCL) Animal Unit.

·         Perform in vivo testing of vaccines according to Standard Operating Procedures. Participate in validation studies when required.

·         Write Standard Operating Procedures, documents and reports when required.

·         Take responsibility for the supply of animals through communication with suppliers and maintenance of in­ house stocks.

·         Take responsibility for daily hygiene and maintenance of animal housing facilities and equipment.

·         Perform maintenance on equipment according to the maintenance schedule.

Inherent requirements:

·         National Diploma in Animal Technology or Veterinary Nursing Diploma.

·         Registration with the South African Veterinary Council as a Veterinary Technologist or Nurse.

·         Three (3) years relevant experience.

Required competencies:

·         Fully computer literate  in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access

·         Ability to write scientific reports.

·         Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University’s richly diverse working environment.


·         Knowledge of functioning in an ISO accredited animal unit.

·         Knowledge of ethics in animal research.

Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible.

Closing date:
13 October 2017.

The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161/ 3101/2849.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

·         a detailed curriculum vitae (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);

·         copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);

·         a copy of your identity document (ID).

Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.