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Technical Officer needed at Stellenbosch University

Job title : Technical Officer

Job Location : Western Cape, Stellenbosch

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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Duties    

  • General supervision of research greenhouses and glasshouses;
  • Maintaining tunnels, greenhouses and glasshouses, including the irrigation systems;
  • Planning and managing contract research projects; liaising with industry partners; drawing up trial plans; collecting and reporting trial data;
  • Administrative and financial management of greenhouse research funds;
  • Providing technical assistance with research and postgraduate student training;  
  • Providing technical and administrative support to undergraduate modules and practical sessions, as well as liaising with students;
  • Identifying potential research priorities.

Job Requirements        

  • BAgric qualification or similar with greenhouse production as a subject;
  • Sound scientific linguistic ability;
  • Experience in greenhouse activities, either in research or commercial capacity;
  • Knowledge of trial planning and layout;
  • Sound technical skills;
  • Practical experience with installing and maintaining drip irrigation systems and climate control in a greenhouse, nutrient solutions, growth media preparation, EC and pH monitoring;
  • A driver’s licence that has been valid for more than 12 months;
  • Willingness and availability to work overtime occasionally as dictated by seasonal research work;
  • Complete computer skills in terms of basic programs such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Sound general language abilities to suit a multilingual university environment.

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