Lab Technician job vacancy at University of KwaZulu-Natal

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is hiring and invites applications for the vacant post of: LABORATORY TECHNICIAN.

  • Closing date: 03 May 2023
  • Ref Number: T/LMM05/2023

The School wishes to appoint a motivated and an experienced Laboratory Technician to join the fast growing KwaZulu Natal Research Innovations and Sequencing Platform (KRISP).

In this position, an incumbent will play a key role in supporting the KRISP laboratory with conducting research and diagnostic tests to meet project deadlines and allocated turnaround times.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.Tech in microbiology / virology or equivalent tertiary qualification
  • Two years of experience in molecular techniques
  • Experience in extraction, PCR and sequencing


  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly organized and detail orientated
  • Good laboratory practice

The post will report to Dr Jennifer Giandhari, the KRISP Laboratory Manager. Requests for job profile to can be directed to Mr Muzikayise Ntuli on email [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of applications is 03 May 2023. The University reserves the right to extend the closing date in order to facilitate further searches or not to make any appointment.

Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form which is available on the Vacancies website at and to include it as an attachment when applying on-line for this post.

To apply for this post, please click on the following link: OR copy this link to Microsoft Edge website and search for the reference number indicated above.

Applications that are not submitted on the relevant application form will not be considered.

Advert Reference Number MUST be clearly stated on the application form.

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