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Senior Laboratory Technician in Human Anatomy (One Post)

  • Full Time
  • Limpopo

University of Limpopo

University of Limpopo 

Senior Laboratory Technician in Human Anatomy (One Post)


• NQF 6 in Biological Technology, Science Laboratory Technology or other related disciplines •  At least three (3) years’ experience of working in Gross Anatomy and Histology Laboratories •  Experience in preparing, embalming and maintaining human anatomical specimens (cadavers) •  Evidence of excellent communication skills •  Computer literacy.


The successful candidates will be required to: •  Orders receives and provides care for live laboratory specimens and storage of preserved specimens human cadavers. •  Prepare, embalm and maintain human anatomical specimens (cadavers) •  Inventories, orders, receives, and stock materials, supplies, and equipment for laboratory use •  Issues and maintains records on materials/ bones loaned to students, instructors, and other departments; •  Issues and maintains records on lockers. •  Demonstrates and provides instruction to students in the proper use and care of laboratory materials and equipment; assists in maintaining the security of laboratories, laboratory equipment, supplies, and materials •  Prepares and dispenses solutions and chemical materials used for lab classes which may include reagents, chemicals, acids, bases, buffers, stains, and unknowns •  Prepares and dispenses solutions and chemical materials used for lab classes which may include reagents, chemicals, acids, bases, buffers, stains, and unknowns. •  Prepares stains, solutions, and preservatives by mixing, bottling, and labeling • Cleans up after each lab session by washing, and if necessary, sterilizing tools, equipment, and supplies •  May calibrate, maintain, and perform repairs on scientific equipment and supplies •  May supervise and assign the work of student assistants • May maintain expenditure records and provide data for budget estimates. •  Monitors production of, collects, and processes hazardous waste materials and toxic chemicals resulting from lab classes, collects and properly stores biohazard waste. •  Perform all related duties as assigned by the HoD.

Closing date: 15 March 2019

Typed application which should contain comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees should be forwarded, for the attention of Mr. MD Selolo to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Private Bag X1106 Sovenga, 0727 or e-mail applications, in MS Word format, to Telephonic inquiries regarding conditions of service: (015) 268 3992 It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign obtained qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority. Please note that failure to submit the requested documents/ information will result in your application not being considered.

The University of Limpopo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All appointments will be made in accordance with the University’s Employment Equity Policy. Preference will be given to Male (Africans, Indians, and Coloureds), Female (Indians, Coloureds, and Whites) Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing must consider their applicants as unsuccessful The University reserve the right not to make an appointment.