ADVERT for PROJECT ASSISTANTApplications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Project Assistant on the UoM-funded research project entitled “Isolation and molecular characterisation of Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) in unprocessed foods derived from dairy cattle, beef cattle, deer and pigs”.
The recruitment and appointment will be on an assignment and part-time basis for a total period of 6 months starting 10 November 2014. The project assistant will be required to provide technical assistance in laboratory experimental work. The position carries a fixed all-inclusive package of Rs 25000 paid on an assignment basis.
Applicants should have a good Honours Degree in either Microbiology or Biotechnology.
Preference will be given to candidates who:
Ø Have good knowledge and skills in culture-dependent microbiological analysis of food materials
Ø Have good knowledge and skills in molecular techniques applied to food microbiology
Ø Are computer literate and have good communication skills
Applications accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) should reach the undersigned by 31 October 2014.
Dr S J Santchurn
Department of Agricultural and Food Science
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Mauritius
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only the best candidates will be called for an interview. The University reserves the right not to make any appointment as a result of this advertisement.