Research Assistant (1 Yr FTC) Medical Entomology at AJ Personnel

AJ Personnel

johannesburg, johannesburg region

AJ Personnel

Research Assistant (1 Yr FTC) Medical Entomology at AJ Personnel

AJ Personnel

  • R Undisclosed
  • Contract Junior position
  • Johannesburg Region, Gauteng
  • Posted 19 May 2022 by AJ Personnel
  • Expires in 21 days
  • Job 2466800 - Ref 3182272468
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About the position

Main purpose of the job:

  • Assist with preparation, data capturing, and data input for trials
Location:
  • 1 Modderfontein Road, Sandringham, Johannesburg
Key performance areas:
  • Will be responsible for maintaining a clean working space in the Eldana room
  • Ensure the temperature and humidity within the room are within the specified ranges and that the recordings are written in the information sheet daily
  • Preparing mating cups and individual mating boxes and mating cups daily
  • To prepare mating boxes that need to be irradiated on a daily basis
  • To record all relevant data on the assigned datasheet
  • Pack egg sheets carefully and package them into a cooler box with ice bricks before sending the harvested eggs to SASRI once a week
  • Must count moth eclosions on a daily basis
  • Handling pupae and moths
  • Egg counts and hatching for sterility measures
  • To prepare mating cups with individual mating pairs both unsterilized female and sterilized male
  • Inoculate Eldana diet with eggs and monitor through to adult stage – F1 generation data comparison
Required minimum education and training:
  • Degree/diploma in science or agricultural-related
Required minimum work experience:
  • 1 to 2 years of insect rearing and laboratory experience
Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:
  • Must be able to work well independently as well as in a team
  • Must be able to communicate well, both written and spoken
  • Must be willing to learn
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks
TO APPLY:
  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV.
  • Please Apply Online and complete your registration on Ditto Hire (our application tracking system) to enable and protect you as a candidate to accept the new POPIA terms and conditions. This will then create your permanent profile with which you can apply for all jobs as advertised by AJ PERSONNEL. However, you may remove your profile from AJ PERSONNEL when you are no longer in the job market.
  • AJ Personnel is fully POPIA Compliant.
  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
  • The closing date for all applications: 27 May 2022.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
Please note:
  • Our Client, WHC, maintains mandatory Covid-19 requirements, and as such only Covid-19 vaccinated incumbents will be considered for positions.
  • WHC, in accordance with its Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
  • AJ Personnel is only responsible for advertising the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
  • AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

About The Employer:

Background

Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited ("WHC") is a wholly-owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences. WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives. In addition, WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.

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AJ Personnel

About the agency

AJ Personnel is a Recruitment Agency established in 1987. It is our purpose to select most suitable candidates for positions, where they would thrive and contribute effectively to the enhancement of the company. We recruit across the board for a variety of industries and categories. Recruitment services include placement of permanent, contract and temporary staff as well as response handling.Based in the Randburg area we do Recruitment countrywide as well as Namibia, Botswana, Europe the UK and Australia.

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Expires in 21 days

About the position

Main purpose of the job:

  • Assist with preparation, data capturing, and data input for trials
Location:
  • 1 Modderfontein Road, Sandringham, Johannesburg
Key performance areas:
  • Will be responsible for maintaining a clean working space in the Eldana room
  • Ensure the temperature and humidity within the room are within the specified ranges and that the recordings are written in the information sheet daily
  • Preparing mating cups and individual mating boxes and mating cups daily
  • To prepare mating boxes that need to be irradiated on a daily basis
  • To record all relevant data on the assigned datasheet
  • Pack egg sheets carefully and package them into a cooler box with ice bricks before sending the harvested eggs to SASRI once a week
  • Must count moth eclosions on a daily basis
  • Handling pupae and moths
  • Egg counts and hatching for sterility measures
  • To prepare mating cups with individual mating pairs both unsterilized female and sterilized male
  • Inoculate Eldana diet with eggs and monitor through to adult stage – F1 generation data comparison
Required minimum education and training:
  • Degree/diploma in science or agricultural-related
Required minimum work experience:
  • 1 to 2 years of insect rearing and laboratory experience
Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:
  • Must be able to work well independently as well as in a team
  • Must be able to communicate well, both written and spoken
  • Must be willing to learn
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks
TO APPLY:
  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV.
  • Please Apply Online and complete your registration on Ditto Hire (our application tracking system) to enable and protect you as a candidate to accept the new POPIA terms and conditions. This will then create your permanent profile with which you can apply for all jobs as advertised by AJ PERSONNEL. However, you may remove your profile from AJ PERSONNEL when you are no longer in the job market.
  • AJ Personnel is fully POPIA Compliant.
  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
  • The closing date for all applications: 27 May 2022.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
Please note:
  • Our Client, WHC, maintains mandatory Covid-19 requirements, and as such only Covid-19 vaccinated incumbents will be considered for positions.
  • WHC, in accordance with its Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
  • AJ Personnel is only responsible for advertising the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
  • AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

About The Employer:

Background

Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited ("WHC") is a wholly-owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences. WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives. In addition, WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.





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