Assistant Technician, Department of Biology (14000024)

Reports to: Technical Operations Manager

Purpose: The job holder will assist in the laboratory preparation and taking care of the laboratory setup and equipment operation at the biology department.

Principal Accountabilities: 

  • Responsible for taking care of the basic operation of scientific equipment found in the biology laboratories like autoclaves, hot plate stirrers and balances. 
  • Assist in laboratory setup and reagent preparation under the direct supervision of lab supervisors. 
  • Clean glassware, plastic-ware, slides and other materials after use in the biology labs.
  • Assist with the necessary arrangements for field trips by the Biology Department.
  • Maintain equipment in good working order.  Be familiar with the proper care and use of a wide variety of instruments including, but not limited to, microscopes, scales, centrifuges, cameras, tissues processors, recording devices (temperature, pH), laminar flow hoods, sterilizers and autoclaves, environmental chambers, incubators, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining the biotechnology and research labs in good order by doing the necessary and regular organization tasks.
  • Assist in performing functions relevant to the Biology Department.
  • Perform any other related tasks as assigned

Minimum education requirement: Intermediate Diploma 

Experience: Minimum two to five years of relevant experience  


  • Familiar with the English language, both written and spoken
  • Good skills in the proper handling of lab equipment
  • Familiarity with safety rules when dealing with chemicals or sensitive equipment
  • Good intercommunication skills
  • Ability to work under stress or in unfavorable conditions

Position is open until September 27, 2018


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “14000024 Assistant Technician “in the subject line. 


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