Part-time Chief Technical Officer

Location
South Africa
Posted
Feb 13, 2018
Closes
Feb 19, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Part Time
Stellenbosch University Faculty of AgriSciences

Department of Plant Pathology

Part-time Chief Technical Officer

(Two-year Contract)

(Ref. AW08/048/0218)

For further information and to apply, visit http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers

 

Duties:

  • Coordinating the Postharvest Pathology Laboratory;
  • Supervising postgraduate students using the Postharvest Pathology Laboratory on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP);
  • Supervising postgraduate students in the Fruit and Postharvest Research Programme within the Plant Pathology Department in all aspects related to the use, application and interpretation of molecular techniques relating to their research projects within this programme;
  • Supervising postgraduate students in the Fruit and Postharvest Research Programme within the Plant Pathology Department in all aspects related to the use, application and interpretation of statistical data analyses relating to their research projects within this programme;
  • Designing, executing and interpreting ad hoc laboratory and orchard research trials undertaken by the Fruit and Postharvest Pathology Research Programme;
  • Preparing manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.

 

Job Requirements:

  • PhD with a focus on molecular biology;
  • Work experience in molecular plant pathology, with competencies in fungal taxonomy and fungicide resistance;
  • Work  experience in designing and carrying-out research on detection of fungicide resistance in fruit pathogens.

 

Recommendation:

  • Experience in managing a postharvest pathology laboratory;
  • Good interpersonal and liaising skills.

 

   

 

Enquiries regarding job content: Dr Cheryl Lennox on 021 808 4796, or on  clennox@sun.ac.za

 

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

 

Closing date: 19 February 2018

 

Commencement date: 1 April 2018

 

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

 

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

 

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

 

Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers

 

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

 

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

 

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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