Vacancy: Research Scientist

Plant Health Products seeks to appoint a highly motivated research scientist to work in the
department of Research and Product development. The position requires a post graduate
qualification in plant pathology, microbiology or other relevant disciplines. The successful
candidate will work with a team of scientists to innovate biological control products for use in
the agricultural sector.

Responsibilities
• Research of potential biological control agents including isolation and screening
• Microorganism culture maintenance and product development research
• Pot and field trials
• Data analysis and report writing
• Maintenance of insect, nematode and pathogen cultures
• Technical laboratory assistance


Requirements
• Postgraduate qualification in related science discipline, work experience
advantageous
• Laboratory experience required; sterile technique advantageous
• Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal relations
• Strong analytical, strategic and creative problem-solving skills
• Good project planning and organizational skills
• Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of statistics


Interested candidates to please send a CV and letter of motivation to chantal@planthealth.co.za before the 28th February 2020.

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