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Laboratory Internship opportunity at South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is recruiting for the Laboratory Internship Programme.

Closing Date: 24 May 2024

Location: Cape Town

Duration: One Year Contract

About SAMRC

SAMRC strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.

About the Laboratory Internship

The SAMRC Genomics Platform invites eligible candidates to apply for the 2024 Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Internship Programme.

This programme was established in 2023 to provide technical training and capacity development for good laboratory practice (GLP), NGS and -workflow automation. 

Successful interns will be an active part of the SAMRC Genomics Platform laboratory team and will work on important projects that will build their skills and contribute to their development and employability.

Responsibilities

Duties will include and not limited to: 

  • sample quality control,
  • nucleic acid isolation,
  • sequencing library preparation and
  • administrative tasks related to the core functions of the facility.
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Requirements

  • BSc or BTech In Molecular Biology, Genetics or similar qualification or higher
  • 1 -2 years’ knowledge/experience in Molecular Biology or Genetics
  • 1 -2 years’ knowledge/experience with basic molecular biology techniques e.g. RNA, DNA isolation, PCR and Gel Electrophoresis
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practice (GLP)

Advantageous:

  • Knowledge/experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) laboratory workflows
  • Knowledge/experience with sample management
  • Experience with DNA and RNA quality control

The following criteria apply to the selection of candidates:

  • Not studying full-time/ classes must be after normal working hours.
  • No formal work experience within the Molecular Biology/Genetics field.

How to Apply

PLEASE QUOTE THE REFERENCE NUMBER (R 726A) IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SHOULD YOUR APPLICATION NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION.

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  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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