Principal Researcher: Biophotonics

Job Detail

  • Qualifications phd
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference Ref#311679
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Where to submit application

Job Description

Key responsibilities: Define and execute R&D projects to support the group’s R&D programme; Develop project proposals for the Parliamentary Grant and external funding; Interact effectively with other professionals across the biophotonics research group, within the CSIR, and from stakeholders and industry; Manage projects executed within the biophotonics group; Execute Biophotonics experiments in optics, laser physics, cell biology and molecular biology; Supervise and support supervision of junior staff including master’s and doctoral students aligned with the group’s requirements; Develop sound working knowledge of all the equipment required for the execution of projects. Qualifications, skills, and experience: A Doctoral qualification in biological or physical sciences with at least eight years’ research experience in any of the following fields of field: physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, virology, and chemistry; Demonstrable research skills, proposal and report-writing and project management skills as indicated by a track record of projects, publications, and other research outputs; Experience in EHS and Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001); Must be registered with a professional body; Ability to provide scientific and technical leadership in a multi-disciplinary research field; Ability to generate new knowledge and innovate; Good interpersonal and team skills; Ability to work independently, as well as in a team; Problem-solving and solution-seeking orientation; Excellent English communication, presentation and writing skills, including the publication of technical outputs; Networking abilities to proactively establish and maintain links with internal and external stakeholders and clients, as well as the research community; Experience in lasers and laser applications are essential. Training on various Biophotonics techniques and equipment will be provided as required; Experience in HIV-1, TB or other pathogens and molecular biology techniques will be advantageous; Excellent team player; Skills and experience in scientific research leadership.

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