Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI): Biorepository Internship 2018

Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) invites applicants to apply for HR Graduate / Internship Programme for 2018.

Internship Closing Date: 25 January 2018
Internship Provider: Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)
Internship Location: Durban, KZN


This position is responsible for assisting in a broad range of biorepository activities needed to manage the life-cycle of biological specimens. Duties include processing, distribution, retrieval and storage of biospecimens.

Job Functions

Biotechnology,Intern,Other Research Development, Science and Scientific Research,Research,Research and Development



1.BSc/BTech degree or equivalent in a Life sciences field


1.6 months practical laboratory experience dealing with human biological samples
2.Good organizational and communication skills
3.High level of computer literacy
4.Valid Driver’s licence with own vehicle


1.Knowledge of the scientific research processes


1.GCLP or ISO15189 certification will be advantageous
2.Experience working on the laboratory information management system
3.Experience in a clinical research laboratory setting would be advantageous
4.PBMC processing techniques (advantageous)
5.Experience working with ultra-low temperature storage equipment and facilities (highly advantageous)

AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid work Visa holders.

AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.


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