CSIR: Bioprocessing Internships 2021 – StudentRoom.co.za

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invites unemployed graduates to apply for Bioprocessing Graduate / Internship Programme for 2021.

Internship Application Closing Date: 15 December 2020

Internship Location: Pretoria, Gauteng

The CSIR has an Internship opportunity in the Bioprocess Development research team, within the Chemicals Cluster. The purpose of these Internship is to provide graduates with an opportunity to gain practical work experience through research and development of competitive technologies and innovative products under the guidance of researchers and engineers within cross-functional teams. These positions are based in Pretoria.

Key responsibilities:

Under supervision, the Intern will be required to:


  • Analyse and interpret experimental results;
  • Prepare technical reports;
  • Operate bioreactor preparation (10L to 1000L), monitoring and sampling;
  • Contribute to the planning of experiments and execute planned experiments;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of standard operating procedures;
  • Contribute and assist with laboratory inventory management;
  • Take responsibility and custodianship of the laboratory;
  • Prepare chemical and biological agents;
  • Conduct routine general microbiology including enumeration of cells and streak/spread plating;

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • An Honours degree in biotechnology, microbiology or chemical engineering;
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Package;
  • Must be able and willing to work shifts (morning, afternoon or night)
  • Must have a ‘hands on’ approach with respect to equipment operation, and working in the laboratory and pilot facility;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
  • The following skills are required:
    • Self-motivated and a team player;
    • Analytical, methodical, innovative and results driven;
    • Willingness to learn and work under pressure;
    • Pro-active and focused;
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to prioritise and have a good sense of urgency and accuracy.

How to apply

Click here to apply for Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR): Bioprocessing Internships 2021

For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at [email protected]

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