Bioinformatics Scientist

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Job description

BUSINESS UNIT : NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

DISCIPLINE: DEPARTMENT OF BIOBANK & QUALITY ASSURANCE

LOCATION: BRAAMFONTEIN

POSITION: BIOINFORMATICS SCIENTIST (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)

PAY GRADE: D1

REFERENCE NUMBER: NIOH0116/001-01 (91011.001.1353)

Key Job Responsibility

  • Maintain Biobank database and ensure continuity
  • Create, Maintain and Support open source database and limited access database
  • Designing an informatics platform using existing software integrating work flows for Biobank applications
  • Small and large data analysis and comparing sequence database
  • Diagnosis of hardware faults and arrange repairs by service providers to ensure service continuity within the Biobank
  • Perform administration duties with regards to service Request allocated and record for audit purpose
  • Implement cooperation platform and technical informatics framework for Biobank
  • Maintance and improvement of existing analysis software tools and data sharing infrastructure.

Minimum requirements & key competency

  • BSc/Msc/PhD
  • Computer Science/Biological Science/Bioinformatics/Health information technology
  • Experience in database management Oracle/SQL
  • Experience/Knowledge of Lims
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Good Organisational skills
  • Sound knowledge of principles of good laboratory practice
  • Sound knowledge of accreditation principles engines
  • Communication skills
  • Must be proactive at all levels
  • Comfortable with changing environment
  • Multitasking skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and as part of a team.

 

  • Interested persons who meet the requirements are invited to send a concise CV to Human Resources via: e-mail to mpho.tau@nhls.ac.za or https://careers.nhls.ac.za/
  • External applicants can visit the NHLS website at www.nhls.ac.za and click on careers
  • Enquiries may be directed to Mpho Tau @011 489 9009
  • Please indicate the reference number of the post
  • Reference, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted.
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