I’m Dewald Noeth,

A driven and passionate personality, willing to work towards a goal. 10 Successful years of Laboratory equipment related sales. Self-motivated. Masters degree in Biochemistry. Extremely technically minded.

Work experience:

Mar 2012 – Feb 2022

Technical Sales Specialist– Microscopy Division at Wirsam Scientific and Precision Equipment (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa

Accomplishments at Wirsam Scientific
  • Exceeded personal sales target almost every year
  • Sold the first Olympus LEXT (OLS5000) Laser scanning confocal microscope in Africa
  • Installed the first Research Instruments WITNESS system in Africa at Medfem IVF Laboratory.
  • Sold the TESCAN MIRA3 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) to South African Police Forensics
  • Installed and supported the Olympus VS120 virtual slide microscopes in Southern Africa
  • Installed and supported numerous microscopes and imaging systems in life-science laboratories for both clinical and research applications
  • Installed and supported numerous microscopes and imaging systems in material science laboratories for both production and research laboratories
  • Installed and Supported higher-end microscope systems such as the Motorised Olympus BX63, IX81, IX83, DSX110, DSX510
  • Installed and supported SLEE histopathology equipment since 2018
  • Installed and supported a wide variety of general laboratory equipment such at pH meters, Centrifuges, Incubators etc. in Southern Africa
Skills acquired from my employment
  • Customer Relations and Customer Support
  • Sales Techniques
  • Product management
  • Working under pressure
  • Working to achieve goals
  • Working towards a target
  • Adaptability to any situation
  • Teaching/training skills
  • Problem solving / Troubleshooting
  • Commercial awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership skills
  • Analytical / Research Skills
  • Microscopy and Imaging (Material & Life-science) (Light, AFM & SEM)


References on request


MSc Biochemistry, University of StellenboschMar 2012
BSc (Honours) Biochemistry, University of StellenboschDec 2008
BSc Biological Human Life Science, University of StellenboschMar 2008
  • Majors – Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology and Psychology


Laboratory Experience
  • Tissue culture: Maintenance of cells/cell-lines, transfection of cells
  • Conventional RT-PCR
  • Real-Time PCR
  • Western Blot
  • Bacterial Transformation
  • Radioactive ligand binding assays
  • Promoter Reporter Assays using chemiluminescence
  • Fluorescent Microscopy


Supervisory Roles
  • Co-supervisory of a honours project 2010
    • Joshua Wallace BSc (Hon.) Biochem. Stell. 2010 (Cum Laude)


  • Africander, Donita, Louw, Renate, Verhoog, Nicolette, Noeth, Dewald and Hapgood, Janet P (2011) “Differential regulation of endogenous pro-inflammatory cytokine genes by medroxyprogesterone acetate and norethisterone acetate in cell lines of the female genital tract.” Contraception. [online] Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2011.06.006
  • Noeth, Dewald (2012-03) “Regulation of chemokine gene expression by synthetic progestins in a human vaginal epithelial cell line.” Thesis (MSc)--Stellenbosch University, 2012. Available online: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20368

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