Starke Ayres: Research Technician

Client Starke Ayres
Reference # Starke Ayres: Research Technician
Published 19/04/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
The above position has become available at our research facility in Jacobsdal (Northern Cape). Reporting to the Research Director, the purpose of this role will be to assist with the efficient running of the research facility, which includes general field duties, controlling field workers, equipment and material.
Job Functions Research,Technical
Industries Agriculture,Research
•Manage all aspects of crop husbandry for a variety of crops and research trials on the facility.
•Oversee administration and budgeting of the farm unit.
•Manage farm workers, and effectively co-ordinate and allocate all farm resources according to the needs of a diverse team of plant breeders.
•He / she will also liaise with researchers on a regular basis.
•Oversee planting process and field preparation.
•Oversee plant husbandry including irrigation, weed, insect, disease control and pollinations.
•Oversee and execute harvesting of plants and data collecting.
•The position will require travelling off-station from time to time.
•A tertiary qualification in Agriculture / Horticulture.
•Practical experience in both open field and protected growing environments.
•Computer literacy essential.
•Valid driver’s license
Job Closing Date 31/05/2017
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