SENIOR TECHNICIAN – EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES – Botswana International University of Science & Technology

Job Code: 00512016
Posted On:
Closing On:
Tuesday, 04 October 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Category: Education
Department: College of Sciences
Location: Palapye
BIUST Main Campus
Plot 10071, Khurumela, Private Bag 16, Palapye
Job Type: Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Job Description: Main Purpose Of The Job

The incumbent will be responsible for day-to-day running and management of Geochemistry laboratory and other related Departmental laboratory facilities. He/She will assist in the running of Inductively coupled Plasma optical Emission Spectrometry  (ICP-OES), stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (SIRMS), Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IR-MS), Ion Chromatography System (ICS), Inductively coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP-MS); inspect, maintain and arrange for servicing and repair of geochemical equipment in the Geochemistry laboratory; keep an inventory of the spare parts and arrange for purchasing of consumables in consultation with Chief Technician and carry out duties assigned by the Head of Department and other Staff members.

Preferred Skills: Academic Qualification

Bachelor of Science Degree in Analytical Chemistry, Geochemistry or any Geology related discipline deemed appropriate by the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. Possession of a higher degree (MSC) will be an added advantage.


Three (3) years post qualification relevant experience in Geochemistry Research and/or Academic laboratory is required. Candidates with experience in running Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), Stable Isotope Ration Mass Spectrometer (SIRMS) Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IR-MS), Ion Chromatography System (ICS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) will be prioritized.


The University offers an attractive package commensurate with qualification and experience.

If you meet the requirements of the above stated position please send your application letter above and detailed Curriculum Vitae including at least two (2) recent professional references to;

Director, Human Resources at the email address below.


Closing date: October 19, 2016.

For any further enquiries, you may call  Ms. Taolo or Ms Thibelang @ 493 1307 OR 493 1315.