NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (POTCHEFTSROOM CAMPUS)
FACULTY: HEALTH SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: PRECLINICAL DRUG DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM
VACANCY: SENIOR LABORATORY ANIMAL TECHNOLOGIST
PEROMNES NUMBER: 10
POSITION NUMBER: P002163
PERMANENT APPOINTMENT
Purpose of the position: To provide management oversight to the breeding and supply of Specified Pathogen Free (SPF) rodents, as well as to provide technical assistance to researchers. The position shall also provide management and implementation of a quality management system.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS…

  • Three-year diploma in experimental Animal Technology or equivalent (IAT Level 3)
  • Registration/Full Authorisation with the South African Veterinary Council

     Responsibilities:

  • SPF rodent breeding management
  • SPF operations management
  • Managing of staff
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Liaison with researchers and technical support
  • Establish and implement a quality assurance system
  • Service and appliances liaison
  • Import/ export permits

JOB SPECIFICATION

Functional/Technical competencies (Knowledge and Skills)

  • Knowledge of different rodent strains and an understanding of the application of Mendel’s laws
  • Knowledge of health screening systems (sentinels) and aseptic sampling techniques
  • Knowledge of laboratory rodent breeding behaviour
  • Knowledge of different infectious agents, how they multiply, spread and affect animals
  • Technical knowledge of and experience in especially an SPF area
  • Experience in keeping animals in the best microbiological status
  • The ability to function independently and as part of a team
  • Small animal (rodent) experimental techniques
  • Computer literacy, particularly in processing data (Excel, MS Word)
  • Good planning and forethought
  • Analytical thinking and data interpretation
  • Interpersonal relations

Recommendations…

  • Membership with SAALAS
  • 3 Years’ experience in an experimental rodent breeding facility
  • 3 Years’ experience with animal research (mice and rats) techniques
  • 3 Years’ experience in implementation of a quality assurance system such as OECD Good Laboratory Practice

       ENQUIRIES                                         : Prof RK Hayeshi

       CLOSING DATE                                  : 29 March 2021

       COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES           : As soon as possible

       TO APPLY                                           : Please visit website: ***url***/vacancies”>***url***/vacancies

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