ARC - Research Assistant : Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Agricultural Research Council (ARC)



Job Summary


•The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector.
•It provides diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food processing technology services as well as various surveys and training interventions. Through its wider network of research institutes and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities


•Mainly conducts, coordinates and assist with table grape field trials all over South Africa and routine laboratory measurements of the division,
• Assist in developing project proposals in line with strategic goals and research themes of the ARC,
•Ensure that the allocated personnel and students are mentored, trained, utilized and evaluated in order to
achieve the targets of the Programme and ultimately the ARC,
•Contribute to the status of the ARC through high quality research findings/products in compliance with
expected scientific standards,
•Actively assist and participates in the dissemination and marketing of information through publications,
conferences and workshops,

Qualifications and Experience


•BSc Agriculture majoring in Viticulture or National Diploma in Viticulture,
•Knowledge and experience in table grape production practices,
•Knowledge and experience in laboratory practices,
•Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in spectroscopy, HPLC analysis and the Enzyme Robot,
as well as practical experience of applying these techniques, •Project management, planning and organizing skills,

How to Apply


•Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (Including certificates, supporting documents, copy of driver’s license and nationality. NB: Non-RSA Citizens/work permit holders must attach certified copies) as well as the names and particulars of three (3) traceable referees must be e-mail to [email protected]


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