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Scientist: Biotechnology – NATIONAL COMMISSION ON RESEARCH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Job Specifications:

The primary function of this position is to Performs various biotechnological related lab tests to ensure compliance with biosafety requirements and promotes biotechnological research.

  • Perform biotechnology testing.
  • Maintain reference materials for use in the laboratory.
  • Perform periodic maintenance of various equipment on a regular basis.
  • Perform tests on food samples.
  • Perform quality control testing and ensures quality insurance.
  • Ensure adequate level of laboratory supplies and consumables.
  • Store all equipment and materials properly and tidily away also taking into account health and safety considerations – i.e. a place for everything and everything in its place
  • Record all test results on the appropriate documentation.
  • File all documentation appropriately and stores documentation away securely.
  • Initiate the procurement of materials and equipment as and when required.
  • Gather data for compilation of results.
  • Perform stock taking to inform procurement requirements.

Minimum Educational Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc Degree (NQA Level 7) in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Food Technology or Microbiology.
  • At least Three (3) years relevant working experience.

Skills and Attributes Required:

  • Knowledge of Biosafety Act, 2006, (Act no. 7, 2006) will be an added advantage.
  • Must be well conversant in English with professional telephone etiquette and able to take initiative to resolve issues quickly in an appropriate manner.
  • Intermediate computer literate Skills (MS office package)
  • Good written communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent administrative, planning and organizing ability.
  • Attentive to details
  • Sound reasoning skills and the ability to resolve complex problems.
  • Must be assertive.

Conditions of Employment:

  • This is a permanent position with an employment agreement.
  • NCRST is an equal opportunity employer.

All applications accompanied by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, with certified supporting documents can be submitted as follows:

Email: recruitment@ncrst.na

 

Closing Date: 24 January 2022

 

– Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and no documents will be returned.

– Previously disadvantaged candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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