Experience

  • Laboratory Technician

    at HIV Pathogenesis Programme

    July 2019 - November 2019

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    - General sample processing of blood including HIV positive samples (blood and mucosal), freezing and cataloguing of cells. - Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell (PBMC) isolation and identification. - Preparation of reagents and general laboratory housekeeping. - Basic use of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). - Biorepository experience

  • Laboratory demonstrator

    at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville

    April 2015 - April 2019

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    - Semester-based employment - Assisting laboratory technician with experimental set up. - Assisting and teaching students laboratory techniques: microbial and molecular biology. - Assessing students’ laboratory reports.

  • Research intern

    at Technology Innovation Agency, Institute for Diagnostic Research

    April 2016 - March 2017

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    - Perform aseptic techniques applicable to mammalian cell culture. - Hybridoma technology, SDS-PAGE, cryo-preservation, protein conjugation and ELISA techniques. - Able to execute experiments, record experimental results and analyse them accordingly. - Laboratory housekeeping (sterilizing necessary equipment and glassware, inventory recording, monthly environmental monitoring, maintenance, calibration and cleaning of equipment, reagent and agar preparations). - Assisting with editing and drafting SOP’s. - Knowledge of basic internal auditing, presenting SHE talks and MSDS talks.

  • Supplemental instructions leader

    at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville

    April 2013 - November 2015

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    - Semester-based position - Conducting peer assisted study sessions aimed at strengthening student performance. - Reporting to senior supervisor on student feedback. - Ongoing consultation with lecturers and students to facilitate learning

Education

  • Good Clinical Practices

    at TRAINING AND RESOURCES IN RESEARCH ETHICS EVALUATION

    2019 - 2019 (1 year) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Master of Medical Microbiology (71%)

    at University of KwaZulu-Natal

    2017 - 2019 (2 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

Languages

  • English Native

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