Wits University Laboratory Internship 2018/2019 in Johannesburg

By | August 30, 2018

Wits University Laboratory Internship 2018/2019 in Johannesburg

Wits University Laboratory Internship 2018/2019 in Johannesburg,An Internship programme is being organised by Wits University Laboratory for all interested and qualified applicants.Read through and apply before the closing date.


University of Witwatersrand (Wits) invites suitably qualified applicants to apply for Trainee Accountants / Internship Programe 2018 / 2019 in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment: School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. LABORATORY INTERNS / ASSISTANTS (Grade AD12) (FIXED PERIOD CONTRACT). The School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering has vacancies for two Interns/Assistants. The contract duration will be one year, with a possibility of extending to a second year, depending on the availability of funds. The School has various laboratories which include the following: Coal, General Engineering, Analytical, General Chemistry, Extractive Metallurgy, and Physical Metallurgy. The primary scientific field in which the Interns/Assistants will work is engineering and the specific laboratory allocation will dictate the secondary scientific field. The School is looking for one Laboratory Intern/Assistant in Analytical / General Chemistry and one Laboratory Intern/Assistant in Physical Metallurgy / Foundry / Mechanical Testing. It is envisaged that each Laboratory Intern/Assistant will be assigned to laboratories that will provide them sufficient opportunity to develop the skills necessary to perform proficiently in a chosen discipline. The Interns/Assistants will be required to operate equipment to assist with undergraduate practical work, as well as postgraduate research and will receive appropriate training to operate the various instrumentation, methodologies and analysis required in the School. The School aims to provide some opportunity to expose the incumbents to research initiatives and thereby gain valuable exposure to research methodologies and processes, facilitating the development of research, instrumental, machinery, systems and process in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. The appointments will be fixed-period contracts funded by an external grant.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Undergo training in selected equipment and techniques; • To assist with developing standard operating procedures for all techniques and to assist with operation and training of postgraduate students on the various instrumentation; • To assist with the operation of standard equipment; • To assist with compilation of laboratory asset lists and maintaining and stores inventories; • To assist with final year undergraduate student research projects by providing training and assistance to students in the various techniques; • To assist researchers in their work; • To assist in the implementation of practical laboratory operating and safety systems, necessary to maintain highly functional laboratories.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: • Minimum Matric, but preferably an advanced technical diploma or qualification. No required experience, but at least 5 years or more practical industry experience in the areas of Metallurgical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry will be an advantage. Enquiries only: Further information may be obtained from Professor Herman Potgieter, Head of the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, telephone 27 11 717-7546/7510; e-mail: [email protected] . Applicants are requested to submit applications online on the iWits recruitment website and not directly to the Head of School. Closing Date for applications: 7 September 2018. No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment should applicants not comply with the requirements of the job or should there be compelling financial circumstances for such a decision. The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to internal appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates. Correspondence will be conducted with shortlisted candidates only.

Internship Application deadline is 07 September 2018

Internship Provider: University of Witwatersrand ( WITS )

Internship Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

How to apply

To apply: Submit: – a covering letter of motivation, – detailed CV with names, current e-mail addresses and contact numbers of 3 referees, – Certified copies of qualifications, academic transcripts and SA ID (Passport/work visa if not South African). External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profiles on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za. Internal employees may apply directly on Oracle Self-Service on the Wits Intranet by selecting “Apply for a Job”.