Organisational Unit: UNU Programme for Biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNU-BIOLAC)
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Located in Caracas, Venezuela, UNU-BIOLAC was established in 1988. UNU-BIOLAC is a capacity development programme in biotechnology that belongs to the UNU system.
The programme’s main goal is to provide tools to facilitate training and research in biotechnology, thus contributing to the economic and social development of the Latin American region. These actions are taken keeping a balance between science, technology, and modern society.
The creation of UNU-BIOLAC was considered as a first step in the establishing of an international institute for the development of biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean with headquarters located in Venezuela.
Under the supervision of the UNU-BIOLAC Coordinator, and in close cooperation with the Senior Assistant to the Coordinator, the Junior Assistant will assist in the operative tasks of the office, such as:
Required qualifications and experience include:
This is full-time employment on a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) with UNU-BIOLAC. The Junior Assistant to the Coordinator will work from Monday to Friday on a eight-hour basis (full-time). Initial appointment will be for six (6) months, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory work performance.
This is a locally recruited post; no relocation expenses or allowances apply. Applications from suitably qualified candidates are particularly encouraged.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to (firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
By Email: email@example.com