Researcher Officer-Plant Protection (One post)

  • Full Time
  • Limpopo

University of Limpopo

University of Limpopo

Researcher Officer-Plant Protection (One post)

Qualification and requirements:

•  Master degree in plant protection (Nematology) •  Must have at least two (02) years teaching and research working experience in nematode research and interaction with smallholder farmers at a University or comparable institution •  Evidence of at least five (05) publication in peer-reviewed DHET-accredited journals •  Evidence of national or international conferences/congresses attendance and presentation of oral papers •  Proven ability to supervise research projects at the Honours level •  Two years (02) working experience of running nematology experiments, data capturing and analysis using computer software •  Evidence of community engagement activities •  Applicants who have registered for a Ph.D. in the area associated with climate-smart agriculture shall have a competitive advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to: •  Research on developed products and technologies with an emphasis on protection of plants against nematode population densities at the research center and at an on-farm level for the development of smallholder farmers •  Undertake individual research or in collaboration with colleagues within or outside the Department • Supervise research projects of honors students in the Department •  Undertake community outreach activities as part of the University mandate • Perform any other duties/responsibilities that may be assigned by the Head of Department or Centre Manager.

Closing date: 15 March 2019

Typed application which should contain comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Ms KJ Mojapelo to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga, 0727 or email applications, in MS Word format, to thandi.mojapelo@ul.ac.za Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (015) 268 2800 It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign obtained qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority. Please also note that failure to submit the requested documents/ information will result in your application not being considered.

The University of Limpopo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All appointments will be made in accordance with the University’s Employment Equity Plan. Preference will be given to Males (Africans, Indians and Coloureds), females (Indians, Whites and Coloureds) Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

2019-03-01T10:40:38+00:00