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February 22, 2016 Graduate Programme

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (NZG) is looking for well-qualified, hard-working, enthusiastic and motivated person to be appointed as Research Interns.

NZG is a rapidly transforming facility reporting to the National Research Foundation (NRF). It has an impressive animal collection as well as a wildlife research centre. The NZG is well placed as an education and awareness platform for visitors comprising of educators, learners, students, special interest groups and the general public.

Post description:

  • The applicant will be responsible for providing assistance to scientists, students and studentships in the implementation of specified research projects.
  • Assisting in the generation of sequence and microsatellite data.
  • Assist in general activities for core projects and services rendered.
  • Assist in laboratory management (inventory and equipment maintenance)
  • Sample management.
  • Conducting routine laboratory techniques (DNA isolation, polymerase chain reaction processes PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis)

Minimum Requirements

  • BTech Biotechnology or similar qualification
  • Basic computer literacy

Key Competencies

  • Good command of English (written and spoken)
  • Computer literacy
  • Aptitude for science and technology

How to apply

Closing date is 26 February 2016 at 16h30.

Interested candidates are requested to send applications (with a cover letter, full CV and qualifications) to be forwarded to nzg.recruitment@nzg.ac.za. Certificate and a full academic transcript showing all marks must be included in your application.

Short-listed candidates who are invited for the interview will be expected to demonstrate proof of the above Key Competencies and Minimum Requirements.

Enquiries can be directed to Human Resources at +27 012 339 2700 or Dr. D. Dalton +27 12 339 2776.

Via – NZG



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