SENIOR LAB ASSISTANT/LAB ASSISTANT : BOTANY DEPARTMENT
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Date Posted: 
Friday, 12 May, 2017 - 12:15
Job Description: 

 FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE

Senior Lab Assistant/Laboratory ASSISTANT - REF: 537

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY: ALICE CAMPUS

Snr Laboratory Assistant: R268 040 - R332 050 pa (All-inclusive Package)

Laboratory Assistant: R229 400 - R283 750 pa (All-inclusive Package)

 

Core purpose: The candidate in this post will be expected to run practicals at undergraduate level and also be willing to assists in postgraduate level during field work, be willing to help in departmental administration, and to solidify relevant interphases between academia, private sector and government service.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 

  • Preparation, running and marking of practicals at undergraduate level.
  • Supervision of laboratory assistants, demonstrators and tutors.
  • Maintenance of stock records viz. equipment, glassware, chemicals, microslides and wet specimens used for undergraduate teaching.
  • Purchasing of consumable materials and necessary equipment to ensure smooth running of practicals.
  • Culture, maintenance and preparation of slides for experiments and/or dissections. 

 

Requirements: 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • B.Sc Honours majoring in Botany
  • Proven expertise in Plant Biology/Botany
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good management abilities
  • Research experience

 

A qualification in the assessment of learning would be an added advantage.

 

How to Apply: 

To apply:  Interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to:

  1. E-mail application with MOTIVATIONAL LETTER CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR, with a complete CV, proof of remuneration and three work-related referees to:recruit2@ufh.ac.za.  
  2. Applications must clearly indicate the reference number and name of the post applied for on the SUBJECT LINE. 
  3. No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  4. Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.
  5. Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.
  6. The successful candidate will be required to assume duties from 01 July 2017.

 

Note:   Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from SAQA.

 

 

- Included in the above remuneration is the company contribution to our compulsory pension fund, medical aid contributions, life cover and an optional annual bonus.

- The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.

University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998.

 

 

 

Closing Date: 
Friday, 19 May, 2017 - 23:45