Modjadjiskloof area – Limpopo: Reporting to the Research Manager, the Incumbent will be responsible to manage the avocado rootstock program(from selection to commercialization)

The ability to design and analyze trials is an integral part of the job.

The incumbent must be willing to travel nationally and internationally to monitor research trials, network with researchers on a global scale and offer technical support to colleagues located across the globe


  • Sc. Agric (Horticulture/Genetics) or Ph.D. (Horticulture/Breeding) or related agricultural qualification
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in agriculture production / research / breeding
  • Experience in plant breeding (traditional and/or molecular), with a keen focus on fruit production
  • Driver’s license


  • Breeding and Horticulture principles
  • Knowledge of traditional breeding protocols
  • Understanding of molecular approaches with regards to plant material improvement
  • Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
  • Computer literacy: MS Office (Word, Excel & Power Point)
  • Financial and Human relations principles
  • Health and Safety principles


  • Ability to work independently
  • Presentation and scientific report writing
  • Financial budget management
  • Planning and Organising
  • Ability to manage technical team
  • Excellent research skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Technical and Analytical skills


  • Enthusiasm, commitment and a strong interest in plants and plant science
  • The ability to carry out work independently and with patience
  • The ability and stamina to undertake research and long-term projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Team player and leader
  • Service orientated

ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

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