• Researcher

    at National Centre for Nano-structured Materials, CSIR

    April 2018 - at Present


    This position involves: Research into cosmetic formulations Carry out research on assigned technology, concepts, technical opportunities and materials; Identify and/or evaluate materials or technologies to assess technical performance; Use experimental designs, research, analysis and interpretation of data to determine feasibility/efficacy of proposed solutions; Provide, interpret, and communicate practical technical information using standard formats and archiving methods; Effectively use project management/milestone planning techniques to drive multiple concurrent activities; Proactively scan and research new concepts, materials and technical opportunities; Participate in research and development activities by appropriately providing, interpreting and communicating practical technical information and project status; Support patent/ licensing applications and maintain confidentiality; Follow and support current Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Product Development Technologist

    at Unilever

    November 2014 - March 2018

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Employed in a Product Development role for Skin Care and Skin Cleanse Projects. This involves: Research and Development into new and existing products Modifying existing products to improve quality, fitness for use and generate cost savings Research into Raw Materials including testing and sourcing alternate suppliers Stability testing co-ordination and reporting Sample analysis using: Rheometer, Karl Fisher, viscometer, densitometer Approving artwork Process and product validations in line with regulatory requirements and the compilation/maintenance of documentation for specific products Formulation aspects of technology transfer, initiate and deliver documentation to relevant teams Prototype development, lab testing, coordinate and manage analysis and reporting as necessary Coordinating Pilot Plant and Factory Trails Claims Action List preparation and approval Creating, editing and maintaining documents on SAP PLM

  • Senior Technician

    at School of Chemistry UKZN

    July 2011 - October 2013

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Responsible for managing the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry undergraduate laboratory. This involved setting-up the apparatus required for each practical, preparation of solutions, ordering and stock take of chemicals, supervising the assistant technicians, maintaining a safe environment in the laboratory, on-site technical assistance to undergraduate students and administration of the undergraduate practical’s (this included entering the practical, test and examination marks onto the database and allocation of practicals). I also provide assistance to postgraduate students regarding laboratory related issues e.g. assisting students on the use of specific instruments such as the GC and IR. This post also requires amending existing experiments and researching new and improved experiments to introduce into the undergraduate curriculum.