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Microbiologist with IT certificate and Admin experience

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
November 03, 2018

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Executive summary

Qualified Biotechnologist in the field of Microbiology with experience working in the Food, Pharmaceutical and disinfectant Laboratories. Acquired brilliant interpersonal communication and time management skills in an ever changing environment. Passionate about working with people who have the same vision (growth and personal development) and work ethics.

Personal Details

Full Names Odon Katumbwe

Address Arcadia, Pretoria

E-mail Address

Preferred Contact Number 084-***-**** / 076-***-****

Availability Immediately

Educational Background


Institution Vaal University of Technology

Qualification Diploma in Biotechnology

Year Completed 2012

Major Subjects Microbiology; Biochemistry; Bioprocessing

Institution Vaal University of Technology

Qualification Certificate in IT

Year Completed June 2007

Major Subjects Microsoft Office 2003; Programming

Hobbies and Accomplishments

Hobbies: Going to the Cinema; Reading; Researching; Going to different places; Trying different foods; Geography; sharing a little bit of business advice and solutions to people.

Obtained a certificate in Laboratory Orientation.

Nominated for best BEER awards

Sports: Basketball, Soccer.

Biotechnology and computer/software proficiency


Level Of Proficiency

1 – Basic

2 – Intermediate

3 - Advanced

Microsoft® Excel

Microsoft® Word

Microsoft® Outlook

Microsoft® Access


1 – Basic

2 – Intermediate

3 - Advanced

Sample analysis

Media Preparation

Report writing

Environment Monitoring

Confirmation Tests

Isolation of Microorganism

Use of Microscope

Instrument Calibration

Proficiency Testing

Employment History

Company South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

Position Laboratory Technician

Period January 2011- January 2012

Task and Key Responsibilities:

Microbiological analysis of food, swabs, pharmaceutical samples

Calibration of instruments

Chemical reagent and Lab consumable control

Confirmation Test of presumptive positive results

File record and Method used in the Lab

Handling of Biological waste

Isolation and identification of microbes

Media and reagent Preparation

Method Validation

Plate counting and interpretation of result

Preparation of stock cultures

Quality control and sterility of culture media

Shelf-Life or Stability testing

Company Full Gospel Church of SA, Pretoria Central

Position Deacon and Member of the Church Board

Period January 2012- September 2017

Task and Key Responsibilities:

Head of Prayer services and calendar

Facilitate and supervise the Wednesday Service


Administration of church documents and filing


Full Name Nompumelelo Ngcobo

Title Mrs

Job title of specified reference Operation Manager

Contact Number 076-***-****

Preferred Contact Time Day time

Full Name Rose Modise

Title Ms

Job title of specified reference Senior Test officer&Technical signatory (Food Science)

Contact Number 082-***-****

Preferred Contact Time Day time

Full Name Kobus Bouer

Title Pastor

Job title of specified reference Head Pastor

Contact Number 084-***-****

Preferred Contact Time Day time

Curriculum Vitae

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