Tuesday , January 31 2023

Agri Vacancies – Medicinal Plants Technician

Website ARC

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinates and contributes towards projects, by compiling and executing technical project activity plans particularly in relation to analytical studies of medicinal and industrial plants as well vegetables;
  • Identifies the need for human resources in project(s) and manages the allocated resources;
  • Plans and co-ordinates own and technical project work activities;
  • Independently conducts specialist research/technical support, diagnostics, and other services within projects;
  • Collects, captures, processes and interprets technical data and makes internal project recommendations;
  • Compiles detailed technical reports and submits for approval;
  • Recommends new technologies to be optimised;
  • Renders diagnostic, technical and other services at a national level;
  • Develops technical capacity at an appropriate level;
  • Identifies and participates in own learning opportunities;
  • Assists with identifying new business opportunities and proactively with provision of laboratory services;
  • Participates in projects and supervises as delegated;

Job Requirements:

  • MSc or MTech in Analytical Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Applied Science (laboratory focussed) or related field;
  • Good communication skills verbal and written;
  • Proficiency in Ms Office suite;

Qualification & Experience:

  • Relevant peer reviewed publications will be an advantage;
  • Demonstrable experience in spectrophotometric and HPLC/UHPLC analyses of plant extracts and associated software for data acquisition and interpretation;
  • Demonstrable experience in LC-MS and GC-MS analysis will be an advantage;
  • Experience in identification and analysis of phenolic compounds;
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience in laboratory quality management systems;
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in Analytical laboratory research;

Job Details:

Company: ARC

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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