Msc Studentship Opportunities | NMISA

The NMISA has postgraduate opportunities for students who would like to pursue a research career at a national metrology institute.

The Organic Analysis Laboratory has an opportunity for post-graduate studies in the certification of reference materials. The laboratory is currently involved in characterization and validation work for the SI-traceable, accurate value-assignment of multiple mycotoxins in maize. Matrix reference materials are used by routine testing laboratories to assess the accuracy of their analytical methods and in proficiency testing schemes.

(1) MSc Chemistry

Subject area: Analytical (Organic) Chemistry: The development of a maize reference material, using various sample preparation and instrumental analysis techniques, including liquid chromatography – tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and liquid chromatography coupled to UV and fluorescence spectrophotometric detectors (LC-UV/FLD).

Minimum requirements

BSc HONS (Chemistry or Biochemistry) with experience or in-depth knowledge of instrumental analysis (liquid chromatography and/ or mass spectrometry) and extraction techniques such as liquid-liquid extraction and solid phase extraction. Academic qualifications should have a minimum achievement level of 60%.

Tuition fees will be covered by the NMISA and the successful student will receive R 120 000 per annum.

Please note: The NMISA subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates who meet the requirements and who will add to the cultural and gender diversity of the organisation.

How to apply

Interested and suitably qualified persons may forward a comprehensive CV and scanned copies of qualifications as well as ID to Human Resources at or fax (012) 841 2131.Clearly indicate which position you are applying for. Closing date for applications: 30 September 2013.

Only South Africa citizens will be considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

By applying for this position at the NMISA, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the NMISA may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or the SAP in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entails the handling of cash or finances and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history.

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