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CV, Medical Research Microbiologist Targeting Russia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 40466
(05/02/1985, female)
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Short Bio:

I am a South African citizen seeking professional employment abroad. My qualifications includes the following, a BSc Microbial Biotechnology Degree; Research Medical technician, and certified software Applications - Trainer and Consultant. I believe my knowledge and experience will be an advantage to any future employer. I am a passionate person with strong interpersonal skills whose experience has taught me to be a fast learner at any task given. Travel has always been an important part of my job.

Current location: 

Gauteng, South Africa - View on map


South African

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Pharmaceutical and Science, Medical and Nursing, education and training

Spoken languages: 

Afrikaans, english

Locations I am interested in working:

Asia, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, Dubai, Europe, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, new zealand, Romania, Russia (Russian Fed.), ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, US Minor Outlying Isl.


2006 University of KwaZulu Natal
Bachelor of Science Degree, Microbial Biotechnology
(Majors): Microbiology and Biochemistry

2008 ISOFT Health Pty Ltd
Certified Software Applications Trainer/Consultant

2011 SMLTA – Medical Technician
GT 0043133

2015 Black and Veatch (Russia)
Pathogen Asset Control System, Cooperative Biological Engagement Program
Trainer – (Administration and Usage)


Career Highlights

Team Leader for the Ebola Outbreak Response Unit Team South Africa in collaboration with World Health Organisation and United Nations – Sierra Leone 2015

• Provide assistance to the national laboratory counterparts, WHO country office and international response team in the diagnosis of the Ebola virus disease (EVD)

• Manage a team of 15 staff

• Specimen receiving, handling , testing by (PCR), interpretation and reporting of diagnostic result

• Ensure adequate bio-hazard protection of all staff as well as the national counter-parts

• Provide technical advice to the Government on the development of mobile laboratory capacity in Sierra Leone

Facilitating laboratory training and assessment at an International level

• Namibia – 2012

• Zambia – 2013

• Zimbabwe – 2013

• Uganda – 2014

• Madagascar – 2015


Core Competencies

• Excellent time management skills ensuring projects and tasks are completed effectively and on time.

• Adaptable and flexible to changes.

• Effective team player as well as the ability to work independently

• Leadership

• Communication

My strong interpersonal skills and ability to converse across race, gender and ethnicity aids in developing long lasting and fruitful relationships with my peers and colleagues.


Employment History

November 2009  to Current
National Institute for Communicable Diseases Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis (CRDM)- Bacteriology, Gauteng

Research Medical Technician

• Adherence to the codes of Good Laboratory Practice

• Receiving, logging and storage of specimens

• Processing and analysis of specimens, including external studies and trials

• Quality control of internal and external specimens, materials and equipment

• Prepare and participate in bi-monthly internal audits

• Involved in external audits

• Reporting and recording of ‘routine work’ as well as studies and trials done at CRDM-Bacteriology

• Housekeeping and general laboratory maintenance e.g. procurement , equipment maintenance

• Teaching and training of new staff, Registrar’s as well as local and international guests

• Ensure that SOPs are implemented in accordance with accreditation standards

• Involved in research trials locally and internationally including GSK and PCV respectively

• Troubleshooting

• Molecular PCR for Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae


March 2008 – August 2009
DiagnoSys Management Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd, Limpopo Province

Software Applications Trainer and Consultant

Main responsibilities were training and consulting of the eHIS (Electronic Health Information System), which is currently in use through many hospitals in and around Limpopo. Specific clinical modules were eClinician Access, ePrescriptions, ePharmacy stock, ePharmacy Management and eDietary Services. Facilitate training to Doctors, health science services (pharmacists and dieticians) and nurses. Involved in system implementation and software testing as well as design and creation of learning material and test papers. Data collection at hospitals and clinics. Travel to sites to conduct on-going training.

Achievements at DiagnoSys Management – Trained approximately 1500 Clinicians and Health service staff


June 2007  – February 2008
National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital- Tuberculosis laboratory

Intern Medical Scientist

Main responsibilities were decontamination and culturing of M.tuberculosis specimens. Microscopy, media preparation, analysis and result reporting. Maintain laboratory reagents. Ensure safety precautions were practiced. Super user on the patient and result data system MEDICOM.



• University of KwaZulu Natal UKZN

• Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)


IT Skills

Operating Systems: MS Windows 7, 8.1

Browsers: IE, Google Chrome


Microsoft Office 2007 – 2013 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Telemetric systems- Lab Temperature Monitoring System

PACS – Pathogen Asset Control System



Available on request