Research Specialist: Microbials

Microbial Parthenogenesis Research Quality Control Pathology Agriculture Research Development Research Agriculture Chemical DescriptionThis position offers a challenging opportunity for a flexible and well adapted researcher with an appetite for solving industry challenges and developing dynamic solutions to meet the companys strategic objectives. Reporting to the Technical Manager: Research & Innovation, the successful candidate will form part of a global team within a dynamic international company.Key Performance Areas:Managing microbial focused Research Projects with the assistance of the Research and Innovation TeamManaging and overseeing Culturing Unit production, quality control and upscaling of microbial based productsExecuting novel research on microbial products and formulation developmentPlanning, execution and reporting of research findingsManaging internal stakeholder interactionRequirements:MSc Plant Pathology / MicrobiologyMinimum 10 years industry/research experience in the agricultural sectorBackground in entomopathogenic fungi and Trichoderma would be advantageousProfessional knowledge of research standards, practices and equipmentPractical laboratory skills for execution of researchWell versed in microbial techniquesAbility to critically search and analyse informationWell-developed verbal and written (report writing) communication skillsHigh level of accuracy, confidentiality and attention to detailGood time management and problem-solving skillsA market-related remuneration package will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications.Company DescriptionOro Agri, with their head office in Somerset West, develops and markets eco-friendly and patented crop protection products that are distributed throughout South Africa and the Sub-Sahara region.
Cape Town, WC, ZA