PRINCIPAL MICROBIOLOGIST - MICROBIOLOGY: SCIENTIFIC SERVICES

Category: Infrastructure Services

Grade : TASK GRADE 14: R406 396.43 - R527 515.51
Total Package: Total Package: R630 739.00 per annum subject to certain conditions with 15% Scarce Skills Allowance
Reference: Ref. No. 14/19

Requirements

• BSc Hons (Microbiology) (4-year degree) or equivalent • Registration or eligibility to register with the SA Council for Natural Scientific Professions as a professional natural scientist • Knowledge of relevant legislation governing water quality and pollution control • Microscopy and general laboratory/analytical techniques • Five (5) years relevant post qualification experience in water quality and the microbiological analysis of potable water, wastewater, surface and ground water and marine water of which three (3) years should have been in a supervisory capacity

Key Performance Areas

• Manages the activities and operations of the microbiology section • Controls analytical quality and efficiency of procedures and ensures that the data provided by the section is credible and that it adheres to the highest quality standards • Manages the human resources, budget, infrastructure and equipment of the section • Co-ordinates the monitoring of the quality of water, treated sewage effluent, etc and the evaluation of results • Evaluates results, reports exceptions and drafts laboratory reports • Scientific and technical support to internal and external clients • Conducts research on new technologies and procedures • Implements, maintains and develops ISO 17025:2015 quality management system

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Contact: Melanie Naidoo 043 705 2750

Closing Date: 2019-02-19