Enable Sa | port elizabeth, EC, ZA

Posted 15 days ago

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The successful candidate will be focused on field trial management, field collections of insect material, culture maintenance and establishment, and lab-based macrobial research.

Key Responsibilities:

1.Field trial management 

  • Trial site design and setup 
  • Overseeing the release and quality control of macrobial products 
  • Checking and gathering information from data loggers 
  • Trap monitoring & data collection 
  • Checking marked data trees 
  • Observation of fruit collecting and cutting procedures 
  • Assistance with data entry

2.Field trial support and farmer feedback

3. Insect collections from orchards and other field settings for culture establishment 

  • Establishing population dynamics and autecology of cultures of interest •
  • Complete collections in line with bio-prospecting legislation •
  • Assist with in-lab establishment and diet development

4. Maintenance of research cultures.

5. Assist with lab-based macrobial research projects.

Education & Training Hon / Msc in Entomology or a related scientific field (preferred), that has experience working with in a laboratory setting with insects or other biological organisms. Other knowledge and skill requirements: 

  • Microscope use
  • Report writing
  • Be neat and organized with excellent time-keeping/future-planning skills
  • Ability to mass-rear insects for research purposes
  • Ability to maintain GLP standards
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Capable of following a protocol/work instruction
  • Basic computer and data entry skills (Microsoft package)
  • Valid driver’s licence

Willing to work in an agile, start-up environment – be willing to grow with the Company • Detail orientated which drives informed, collective decision making • A high level of emotional intelligence • Strong communication skills • Willing to travel locally • Diligent work ethic • Ability to operate independently as well as in a team where collective decision-making is undertaken