BrightOwl Loader Loading


Dear Sir/Madam

I am a young, vibrant individual who has met my career aspirations and I look forward to growing further in the international industry. My wife, who recently qualified as a CA(SA) has obtained sponsorship by PWC to take a long term assignment to the Netherlands, Rotterdam. I therefore qualify to obtain a residence permit with her effective 01 October 2015. I believe there is a growing market for scientific research and development and I look forward to broadening my career and provide useful input towards these missions.

I have been engaged in the Science field for the past 4.5 years in the largest diagnostic pathology service in South Africa after obtaining my Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal with my majors being that of Microbiology and Biochemistry. I have served an internship for a period of 3 years to gain general laboratory practice during which I was given the opportunity to qualify as a Medical Technician and to register with the Health Professional Council of South Africa to conduct Clinical Pathology practices.    

Given my experience I am able to provide concise clinical diagnostic services by conducting, processing and interpreting tests with the ability to adapt to various platforms. My key goal and ambition in my career path is to become an active member of a research team in which I can utilise my skills and knowledge.     

I believe my experience and passion for Science and working in a laboratory environment will allow me to grow even more and benefit various companies in the industry.

I look forward to discussing my qualifications further and can be reached by email at

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours faithfully

Kavish Harilall


Mobile number: +27 73 923 1945





Current Experience

  • Medical Technician Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Since September 2013

    • Assisted during the consolidation process from Greys Hospital to Northdale Hospital Laboratory movements
    • Receive, prepare, sort and analyse specimens for testing
    • Carry out all routine testing procedures in Microbiology, Biochemistry and Haematology
    • Ensure that equipment is maintained in terms of defined processes and procedures and where applicable prepare reagents and media
    • Troubleshooting of equipment
    • Continuously improving existing laboratory tests to optimise and improve the provision of diagnostic services
    • Adhere to safety procedures and perform all required Quality control procedures
    • Compliance with policies and procedures of the National health Laboratory Service as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act
    • Ensure that wards, referring hospitals and clinics receive their results according to set turnaround times
    • Phone abnormal and urgent results to doctors and nurses, deal with all routine enquiries
    • Participate in the delivery of continuing professional development activities
    • Participation in external Quality control programmes
    • Manage stock control within departments
    • Perform General Administrative functions
    • Training of students
    • A team member of the Accreditation team in which I implement new procedures, monitor processes, oversee proper function and compliance of procedures as well as compile reports of completed projects towards SLIPTA and SANAS accreditation

Past Experience

  • Student Medical Technician Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    April 2011 --- September 2013

    • Worked and trained in all disciplines of Clinical Pathology (Chemistry, Microbiology and Haematology)
    • Exposed to General Laboratory Practices:
      • Monitoring of temperatures
      • Maintenance of departmental stock
      • Storage of specimens
      • Training on laboratory analysers
      • Attendance of lectures and training in Clinical Pathology towards the SLMTSA medical board examination

  • Flexi time sales person Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    December 2006 --- April 2011

    • Worked as a Flexi time Sales person
    • Ability to maintain departmental stock and assist in stock counts
    • Exposed to commercial awareness, teamwork and organisational skills
    • Attended a Customer Protection Act workshop


Self Assessment :
Self-confidenceStrategic thinkingProblem solvingOrganizationKindnessEfficiencyDependabilityCoordinationCollaborationApproachabilityCharmAttention to detailSelf-disciplineTrust


Self Assessment :
Labtechnician Medical devices R&DAllergy and immunologyAutomationAntibodiesBiomarkersClinical Study DesignClinical study reportsData entryDiagnosticsDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingELISAGood Clinical Practice (GCP)HematologyHospitalsInfectious diseasesLaboratoryLaboratory study designPathologyQuality Assurance (QA)SDS-PAGEVerificationWriting Study Procedures and SOPsValidation

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Assure medical quality Control data Create SOPs Interact with nurses Interact with physicians Interpret data Monitor a clinical study Report dataAdjust processes and methodsArchive study documentsAssist with routine testsAssist with proceduresAssure medical quality


  • Bachelor in Science - Microbiology and Biochemistry from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2010
  • Senior Certificate in General Education from Heather Secondary School in 2006

Training and Certification

  • • Basic operation of the Siemens Centaur XP Chemistry Analyser in 2015 Training
  • • Bio-Rad Good Quality Control practices in the context of ISO 15189 in 2015 Training
  • • Operation of the Siemens Dimension EXL Chemistry Analyser in 2015 Training
  • • Basic operation of the Radiometer ABL 80 Blood Gas Analyser in 2013 Training
  • • Basic operations training of the Siemens CA 7000 Coagulation Analyser in 2013 Training
  • • Stepwise Laboratory management towards accreditation (SLMTA) in 2013 Training
  • • Basic operation of the DxC Beckman Coulter Chemistry Analyser in 2012 Training
  • • Operational maintenance of the DxC Chemistry Analyser in 2012 Training
  • • Operational maintenance of the DxC880i Integrated Platform Analyser in 2012 Training
  • Occupational Health and Safety Courses - Firefighting in 2014 Certification
  • Occupational Health and Safety Courses - First Aid Level 1 in 2014 Certification
  • Medical Technician in Clinical Pathology in 2012 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

South Africa


Driving License
  • Yes