Biology Lab Assistant


Biobanking, Biology, Laboratory Work, PBMC Isolations, Hospital Laboratory, Internship

Career Field


Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Biology Lab AssistantBiology Lab Assistant

The Host Organisation

A leading biology laboratory associated with Tygerberg Public Hospital, one of South Africa's foremost university hospitals.

Roles and Responsibilities

Gain valuable experience interning as a junior lab assistant in a fast-paced professional laboratory within a large university hospital context. The intern will assist with a biobanking study in which the laboratory is used for the handling, processing, storage and shipment of biospecimens. As well as this the intern will have the chance to rotate through the diagnostic laboratory on an observational basis, assist with research, auditing and the reviewing of reports.


Completed or currently studying biology related course at BSc or higher level. Motivated, organised, and possess good communication skills. Strong knowledge of MS Office and good general IT literacy with the ability to learn new software packages quickly. Attention to detail and some knowledge of key laboratory terms is important.

Skills Acquisition

Biobanking sciences best practice, Sample logistics management, Sample acquisition on a laboratory information management system (LIMS), and DNA extraction, PBMC isolations and other key processes, Research and record keeping, Document quality control, review and auditing.

Benefits to Intern

Real world knowledge of biobanking processes Understand and be able to produce quality documentation Understand how to work with science professionals Ability to use and manage specialist scientific software Contact with leading bioscience professionals

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.



Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.

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