Technology Innovation Agency Invites Unemployed Graduates to Apply for the Internships Programme 2021 / 2022
Closing Date: 15 October 2021
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Isipingo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Interns will be expected to provide critical technical support to projects that are supported by the Platform that aim to develop commercially viable products for the advancement of the Bio-economy.
The internship process would therefore offer an opportunity for the transfer of critical scarce skills to the interns while providing exposure to bioprocess development, proof of concept stages up to technology demonstration.
General microbiological techniques; scaling up cultivation of microbial cells from flasks to bioreactors. Troubleshooting bioreactor challenges and exposure to product and process bio-development Bioreactor experience/ fermentation technologies, downstream bioprocessing, microbiology.
DNA extraction, Real-time PCR, experience with working in a pathology laboratory for infectious diseases. Registration with HPCSA is advantageous but not a requirement. Mammalian cell culture; Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; protein purification; protein biochemistry. Troubleshooting or optimization of PCR assays.
Routine chemical analysis work, carry out research projects as per customer requirements, Maintain SANAS ISO 17025 accreditation, maintain chemical inventory database and stock taking, general housekeeping.
Graduates and postgraduates in the following streams are eligible to apply:
- National Diploma/Degree or BTech/Honours in:
- Microbiology or
- Degree or BTech/Honours in:
- Medical Microbiology,
- Molecular Biology,
- Medical Sciences,
- Microbiology or Biochemistry
- BTech/Honours in:
- Chemistry or
- Analytical Chemistry
- Must be a South African
- An agile team member;
- Good written and verbal communication skills;
- A team builder.
- Must be adaptable and willing to work shifts.