Friday , March 17 2023

UCT Security Vacancies 2023 – Departmental Assistant

Website University of Cape Town

Job Description:

The main purpose of this position is to support teaching activities in undergraduate laboratories and to maintain associated materials and equipment; to provide support in the running and administration of the Systematics research and teaching laboratory (a core facility in the department); to provide support with plant propagation activities and facilities; and to provide support on undergraduate field camps

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain stocks of chemical solutions, buffers and other basic chemicals in the Systematics Lab.
  • Setting up of laboratory equipment, biological material and glassware as required for practical sessions.
  • Oversee daily operation of the Systematics laboratory and support users of this facility (access control, user registry, general oversight of student laboratory use, etc.).
  • Provide support on undergraduate field camps.
  • Assist with the sowing and planting of material for practical sessions; and collecting live plant material.
  • Assess proper functioning of equipment in the Systematics Lab.
  • Monitor and execute laboratory waste disposal procedures.
  • Maintain up to date records of laboratory equipment and materials in teaching and Systematics lab.
  • Prepare chemical solutions and plant extracts.
  • Provide basic handyman support in the department.
  • Drive vehicles on errands and field camps.
  • Assist with the maintenance of plant propagation facilities and materials, and monitoring plant propagation facilities.

Job Requirements:

  • Grade 12 (Matric), preferably with physical and/or life science as subjects.
  • Ability to compile and maintain comprehensive inventory records.
  • Two years relevant experience preferably within a tertiary institution.
  • Basic computer literacy (e-mail, internet, MS Office).
  • Basic knowledge of standard laboratory instruments (for example: microscopes, balances, pipettes, etc.)
  • Code E/EB driver’s license.
  • Physical ability to lift and handle heavy loads up to 20 kg.
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory routines and chemical solutions preparation.
  • Be self-motivated and able to work with own initiative.

Job Details:

Company: University of Cape Town

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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