• Researcher/Breeder Subtropical Fruit Mbombela
  • Agrijob in Mbombela, , South Africa
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

jobs description

A successful horticultural agribusiness, specialising in the production, packing and marketing of subtropical fruit in the Mpumalanga Lowveld, is seeking a Researcher/Breeder.

The position entails:
• Conventional breeding of papaya.
• Maintenance of hybrid lines.
• General papaya production research.
• General litchi research, including the evaluation of different cultivars.
• Handling of phyto-sanitary requirements for cross-border movement of fruit from Mozambique.
• Mentorship and guidance by the company’s senior plant breeder.
• Involvement with expansion of plant breeding and propagation technology (micro-propagation i.e. tissue culture), in conjunction with leading international plant breeders and plant propagation specialists.
• Participating in a multi-discipline management team, focusing on sub-tropical fruit production, packing and marketing.

• A tertiary qualification in a related specialist scientific field. A post-graduate qualification and specialisation... in plant breeding will be a recommendation, i.e. plant genetics, plant breeding, biotechnology, horticulture. The minimum academic qualification is a BSc degree.
• The position requires an intense interest and passion for breeding and general horticultural research.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, good communication skills and team player.
• Competitive remuneration package will be offered and opportunity to grow and develop your career in horticultural research
Mbombela South Africa


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