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Senior Researcher: Biodiversity Development Specialist (One post)

  • Full Time
  • Limpopo

University of Limpopo

University of Limpopo

Senior Researcher: Biodiversity Development Specialist (One post)

Qualification and requirements:

•  Ph.D. in plant protection, with an emphasis being in nematology •  At least five (05) years working experience on bio-economy related projects •  Evidence of postgraduate supervision and at least 15 research publications in DHETaccredited journals, •  Ability to successfully obtain research funding, involvement in community outreach and collaborations//partnerships. •  Ability to teach any plant protection allocated modules at postgraduate levels • NRF rating or having initiated the rating process shall give the candidate a competitive advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to •  Research and develops technologies with an emphasis on Biodiversity Economy Strategy with special reference to nematode-plant relations in the context of climate-smart agriculture. •  The candidate shall be expected to actively teach postgraduate modules, supervise postgraduate students and postdoctoral students • Assist in fund-raising for research facilities, equipment, and student support, improve research outputs and strengthen community engagement, along with initiating win-win local, national, regional and international collaborations/partnerships •  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 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 (Africans 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