|Vacancy:||2064:Animal Technologist/Veterinary Nurse (post level 9)|
|Faculty:||Faculty Health Sciences|
|Department:||National Control Laboratory for Biological Products|
|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.
· 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.
· 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:
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.