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SAGL Vacancies

Applications must please reach the SAGL (wiana.louw@sagl.co.za) by no later than 17 May 2024.
Applications are currently invited for the following career opportunity/s:

Specialist Scientist/Subject Specialist


SAGL’s increased involvement in multi-disciplinary/multi-institutional research projects necessitate the expertise of a specialist in the fields of chromatography, mass-spectrometry and wet chemistry analyses for project design, interpretation of analytical data and method development. A large component of the position’s outputs will be associated with mentoring and capacity building and extensive experience in this field will be a major requirement.

KPAs/Key outputs

  • Method development and optimisation
  • Experimental design for research projects
  • Training and mentoring of laboratory personnel
  • Quality system maintenance and improvement (ISO 17025)
  • Assisting customers with technical inquiries

Qualifications and Experience

  • MSc or PhD in analytical chemistry
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of chromatography and
  • Extensive experience in training of laboratory personnel in an analytical
    laboratory environment
  • Experience in managing an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory


  • Sound knowledge of organic and analytical chemistry
  • Knowledge and experience in performing wet chemistry analyses on food and feed
  • Knowledge and experience in performing large monitoring and research projects
  • Experience in using techniques such as HPLC, AA, LC–MS/MS and GC-MS


  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good command of the English language
  • Planning and organising skills

Behavioural attributes

  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Initiative and integrity
  • Ethical
  • Goal orientation