Starke Ayres: Pathology / Molecular Biology Intern / Graduate (Kempton Park)

Starke Ayres: Pathology / Molecular Biology Intern / Graduate

Company Plennegy (Pty) Ltd

Reference # Starke Ayres: Pathology / Molecular Biology Intern / Graduate

Published 18/06/2021

Contract Type Temporary

12 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa


The above position has become available in our Research Department. This role will primarily focus on assisting with routine laboratory tasks in the Research Laboratory in support to all researchers and plant breeders.

Job Functions Biotechnology,Chemistry, Physics and Biology

Industries Agriculture,Environmental / Horticulture / Agriculture,Research,Science & Technology


Responsibilities include:

•Prepare samples for a variety of laboratory applications and protocols.

•Prepare media and plating of seeds for seed health tests.

•Split, label and distribute logged seed samples according to ISTA protocols.

•Prepare research and QC samples for DNA extraction

•Perform DNA extractions and PCR reactions in accordance with lab protocols

•Ensure that tests are carried out correctly to achieve the required accuracy

•Correct labelling and storage of samples.

•Germinate samples according to protocols.

•Pathogen culture maintenance and preservation.

•Ensure sufficient stock of agar plates of important media are availble for all routine work.

•Assist with general housekeeping, ensure that laboratories are neat and clean and running optimally.


Minimum requirements:

•BSc Agric / BSc / National Diploma in Plant Pathology / Molecular Biology or Biotechnology (Completed or in progress)

•Basic understanding of Pathology test procedures / genetic principles and inheritance of traits.

•Computer skills (MS word, Excel, Internet, E-Mail, Outlook).

•Well developed understanding of laboratory processes and equipment.

•2 years’ experience as a Laboratory an added advantage.

Job Closing Date 08/07/2021

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