Research technologist, Core facilities


Position name

Research technologist (biotechnology)

Key and functional tasks of the Department

–           Development of the Core facilities;

–           Participation in the definition and implementation of development strategy of the Nazarbayev University’s scientific infrastructure (hereinafter – the University);

–           Conducting analyses for NU and external organizations by trained staff and training of the potential users;

–           Control and regulation of equipment use.

Key and functional tasks of the position

–           Conducting analyzes on the equipment in field of biotechnology, keeping record of the activities;

–           Providing technical assistance for researchers, students and third party organizations;

–           Providing consultation and training of new users of the equipment, monitors the work of other users;

–           Performing corrective and preventive maintenance on facility equipment. This involves all necessary documentation and data collection associated with performing calibrations and executing validation of equipment;

–           Carrying out diagnostics and repair to the equipment hardware when breakdowns occur, in collaboration with other qualified specialists;

–           Coordinating actions in emergency situations involving the safety of people and equipment;

–           Participating to the preparation of technical documents, reports, and other documents related to the equipment use;

–           Analyzing the need for laboratory equipment, consumables, and reagents, based on expenditures.


–           Higher education;

–           The lowest required academic degree is Bachelor’s degree in natural science (biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or related).

Required professional experience 

Work experience in the research/academic laboratory at least 1 year. Work experience on analytical equipment at least 1 year.

Professional competence and personal qualities

–           Willingness and ability to learn new information and updates related to the equipment functioning;

–           Ability to understand and interpret technical documents, e.g. results of analyzes;

–           Be familiar with the consumables and equipment procurement procedures, with making contracts, or other agreements;

–           Ability to work effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines;

–           Knowledge on the fundamental safety regulations while working on laboratory equipment;

–           Demonstrated ability to work effectively autonomously and in a team environment;

–           Demonstrated communication and organizational skills.

Proficiency in languages

Excellent speaking and writing skills in Kazakh, Russian. Proficiency in English is encouraged.

Computer Literacy

A highly trained PC user

Deadline for CV

Until position is filled.