WITS: Laboratory Technician


The successful candidate is expected to work within the Geosciences lab management team, leading the grinding, mounting and polishing of thin sections and polished blocks in the School’s Sample Preparation Laboratory, as well as facilitation of, and student training, in the crushing, milling and mineral separation facilities in the School. The candidate will also be responsible for Occupational Health and Safety management of these laboratories.


  • Experience in producing high-quality thin sections and polished blocks for research and teaching purposes
  • Experience in crushing, milling and mineral separation techniques
  • Evidence of laboratory management and student training skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • A matric certificate

 For further information contact the Head of School, Professor Gillian Drennan (Tel: +27 11 7176547; email: [email protected]).To apply: Submit a covering letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document, and names and e-mail addresses of 3 referees. External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting applications.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applicants who do not hear from the University within a month from the closing date can assume that their application was unsuccessful.

“The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented 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, to invite applications after the closing date, and to verify all information provided by candidates.”

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