Closing on: Feb 20, 2023

Citrus Research International at the Department of Genetics, Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa, is seeking applications for a two-year contract position as a laboratory technician.


  • MSc in molecular biology or related fields.
  • Experience in molecular diagnostics (PCR, RT-PCR and qPCR).
  • Computing literacy, with emphasis on Microsoft Office suite.
  • Basic bioinformatics skills will be advantageous.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • General molecular laboratory support (e.g. sample processing, diagnostics)
  • Maintenance of experimental plant material
  • Support in the upkeep of plant growth facilities
  • Assist with laboratory administration.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of postgraduate students in the Maree/Bester laboratory at SU.

Commencement of duties: 1 April 2023 or EAD

 Application closing date: 20 February 2023

Enquiries: Send a letter of application, accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae, including list of publications and the names and contact details of at least two referees, to Prof Hano Maree at e-mail:

Job Category: Research
Job Type: Contract Full Time
Job Location: Stellenbosch
Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Contact Person: Hano Maree Ms. Eloise Coetzer
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