Research Horticulturalist

Industry / Sector: Agriculture
Employment Type: Permanent
Region: Limpopo

LOCATION:     Limpopo – Tzaneen

SALARY: R600K – R670K p/a neg

DESCRIPTION / SYNOPSIS:

Excellent Opportunity for a qualified Horticulturalist to join the Research team of a world class Agricultural Group. The incumbent requires the ability to work independently and to manage his/her own research budget. Strong communication skills and the ability to transfer research outcomes to practical implementation, will be essential in this positon.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A degree in Horticulture, Plant Pathology or Breeding; an MSc is preferred.
  • At least 3 Years’ experience in agriculture (fruit production)
  • Staff Management Experience
  • Experience in leading and managing Research Projects, staff, resources and budgets in a commercial environment.
  • The incumbent must be willing to travel both locally and internationally

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The successful incumbent will be responsible for conducting horticultural research to optimize the productivity and quality of trees and fruit. This includes;
  • Conduct field and post-harvest trials
  • Plan, develop and manage large scale operational research orchards
  • Maintain and Analyze research data.

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Should you meet the above minimum requirements, please submit your CV and a copy of your ID and Qualifications to caroline[at]kingsleyirons.co.za. Please quote the TITLE of this vacancy in the subject line of your email as reference. Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful. However, we will keep your details on record for suitable future roles. Thank you.

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