Experience

  • Problem Based Learning Facilitator

    at University of KwaZulu Natal

    October 2018 - October 2019

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Facilitate weekly workshops for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Medical Students – Workshops are based on different medical senarios – Tech students the methodology to apply to cases – Facilitate the session by guiding them in the correct direction of the case – Encourage and motivate students to participate during the workshop thereby developing there thinking, analytical and presentation skills

  • Assistant Technician

    at University of KwaZulu-Natal

    October 2016 - October 2017

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    General reception duties – Telecommunication – Maintains security following procedure of restricted access – Receiving deliveries (ensuring proper storage conditions, tax invoice documentation) • Laboratory duties – Afrox Cylinder requirements – Ensure proper removal of Biohazardous material from laboratory – Daily Monitoring of freezers and incubators – Monitoring of laboratory supplies – General laboratory upkeep and cleaning when required – Inform supervisor of any general or maintenance issues – Attend to technicians for repairs and ensure Health and safety procedures are followed by technicians

  • Microbiology/Quality Control Analyst

    at Fortified Foods Marketing (Pty) LTD

    October 2012 - February 2014

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Internal and External Quality control and microbiological analysis of all manufactured products • ISO team member involved in SABS and FSA audits • Training of staff on ISO procedures • Reporting and investigating non-conformances • Shelf life analysis • Paperwork for payment requests and requisitions • Salt, moisture, pH, brix, taste and visual analysis • Metal detection of all products • Online quality control checks (correct packaging, palletizing, weight checks) • Printing of labels

  • Quality Assurance Technician

    at Tiger Brands – Snacks, Treats and Beverages

    June 2012 - September 2012

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Ensure Critical Control Points (CCPs) were working – metal detection • Compliance and case audits for local and export products • Checks for correct packaging, weight, barcodes, manufacture and expiry information • Reporting of non-conformances • Scale verification • Daily start up checks • Compliance for production, stores and engineering

  • Microbiology Assistant

    at Tiger Brands – Snacks, Treats and Beverages

    January 2012 - April 2012

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Microbiological and analytical testing • Analysis of raw materials, finished products, swabs and water samples • Analysis of customer complaints products • Preparation of microbiological media • Preparation of samples to be tested – raw materials, finished product, CIP water samples, surface and hand swabs • Testing in a sterile environment using aseptic technique • Autoclaving, incubation, pipetting • Data capturing of results • Validation studies

Education

  • Master of Medical Science

    at University of KwaZulu-Natal

    2015 - 2019 (4 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Medical Microbiology Honours

    at University of KwaZulu-Natal

    2014 - 2014 (1 year) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  • BSc: Microbiology and Biochemistry

    at University of KwaZulu-Natal

    2009 - 2012 (3 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

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