Genetics Laboratory Technician Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia ~

14 de julio de 2019

Genetics Laboratory Technician Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Namibia, is currently looking for a
highly motivated individual to join its genetics laboratory staff in the
position of Laboratory Technician.

The specific title and remuneration are dependent on the applicant's level
of experience. The successful applicant should have a Master's degree in a
relevant field of research or a minimum of 3 years of professional
experience. The position is available immediately, with expected start date
on or as close as possible to August 1st 2019. Namibian residency is
preferred. Applicants should send their CV, letter of motivation, and
contact details of 3 references to

The successful candidate should have a strong background in best laboratory
practices in molecular biology, and have excellent organizational and
communication skills. His/her main responsibilities will include ensuring
accuracy of microsatellite genotypes produced in the laboratory and
supervision of interns and students, ensuring that good laboratory practices
and protocols are followed. Other responsibilities will be curation of
databases, development of laboratory services, writing of permit
applications and reports, and keeping the laboratory adequately stocked at
all times. Prior experience in these particular tasks is not required;
however, willingness to learn and attention to detail are essential, and
prior experience with microsatellite genotyping (ideally di-nucleotides)
would be appreciated. This position will also provide opportunities for
direct participation in research projects as time permits.

The genetics laboratory is located at the CCF research centre, about 40 km
east of Otjiwarongo, Namibia. Staff members live on CCF property and housing
is provided. Meals are prepared by CCF kitchen staff and are eaten
communally. Further information regarding CCF and its mission to conserve
cheetahs in the wild may be found at

Anne Schmidt-Küntzel, DMV, PhD
Assistant Director for Animal Health and Research
Tel: +264 67 306 225
Fax: +264 67 306 247
Life Technologies Conservation Genetics Laboratory
Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)

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