Tuesday , February 7 2023

ARC Vacancies – Research Team Manager

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:

  • Coordinate applications for funding within the programme;
  • Undertake strategic management of resources, i.e. Finance, Human, Equipment and Space;
  • Select and support promising ,innovative research projects if funds are available;
  • Recommend promotion of senior staff in the scientific cadre;
  • Review and approve all research proposals that are sent out;
  • Provide support to the OIE Reference Laboratories;
  • Set norms and standards for the Institute’s research;
  • Monitor research outputs and compare with benchmark;
  • Decide on strategic direction of OVR Research;
  • Evaluate scientific presentations/manuscripts;
  • Evaluate applicability of research products and recommend deployment, patents and marketing;
  • Identify and facilitate crosscutting research projects;
  • Build capacity mentoring, teaching and supervision;

Job Requirements:

  • Proven international track record obtained research funding, relationships with national and international researchers;
  • History of student supervision and must include MSc and PhD students Minimum of 20 peer reviewed publications;
  • Capability for team management, partnership development and collaboration;
  • SACNASP registration and/or NRF rating at least C level;
  • Valid driver’s license.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Proven experience in networking with national and international clients and stakeholders;
  • Proven experience in project, financial and personnel management;
  • PhD, in the Life Sciences Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related;
  • 7 – 8 Years of experience post PhD in a relevant research environment, academic or private and includes diagnostic development;

Job Details:

Company: ARC

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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