Junior Lecturer in Plant Breeding

Location
South Africa
Posted
May 15, 2019
Closes
May 31, 2019
Ref
110913
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Faculty of AgriSciences

Department of Genetics

Junior Lecturer in Plant Breeding

NewGeneration of Academics' Programme (nGAP)

The position is part of the nGAP initiative of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and comes with substantial support from the DHET.

The appointment is also subject to the conditions as set by the DHET and must be read in conjunction with the nGAP requirements of the DHET.

Full details about the nGAP initiatives are available at www.dhet.gov.za/SSAUF

Duties
  • Duties will be assigned in accordance with the phasing-in requirements of the nGAP initiative;
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Genetics;
  • Developing and evaluating course material in Genetics;
  • Providing academic guidance to postgraduate students;
  • Participating in molecular plant genetics/genomics research projects;
  • Continuously publishing research results in accredited, peer-reviewed journals as well as presenting conference papers;
  • Developing national and international research and industry partnerships and networks;
  • Rendering a service to the research environment, Department, Faculty and University, as well as relevant industries.
  • Duties will be assigned in accordance with the phasing-in requirements of the nGAP initiative;
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Genetics;
  • Developing and evaluating course material in Genetics;
  • Providing academic guidance to postgraduate students;
  • Participating in molecular plant genetics/genomics research projects;
  • Continuously publishing research results in accredited, peer-reviewed journals as well as presenting conference papers;
  • Developing national and international research and industry partnerships and networks;
  • Rendering a service to the research environment, Department, Faculty and University, as well as relevant industries.


Requirements
  • MSc degree in Plant Breeding or Genetics;
  • At least two years' post-MSc experience;
  • Proven organisational capacity, as well as administrative and technical skill in a laboratory environment;
  • Capacity to work independently as well as part of a group;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proven experience in at least one of the following two research fields:
  • MSc degree in Plant Breeding or Genetics;
  • At least two years' post-MSc experience;
  • Proven organisational capacity, as well as administrative and technical skill in a laboratory environment;
  • Capacity to work independently as well as part of a group;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proven experience in at least one of the following two research fields:
    • Genomics (particularly NGS for genome assembly and transcriptions) and Bioinformatics (with proficiency in the use of software such as CLC Bio and/or Genenious and/or Bioconductor or other relevant freeware); and/or
    • Molecular Plant Biology (including molecular cloning, tissue culture and transformation techniques);
  • Computer literacy in terms of MS Office.
  • Computer literacy in terms of MS Office.


Desirable
  • Experience in the handling of postgraduate students;
  • Language proficiency in English, also preferably in Afrikaans;
  • Valid driver's licence.
  • Experience in the handling of postgraduate students;
  • Language proficiency in English, also preferably in Afrikaans;
  • Valid driver's licence.


The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps,

especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Apply online by using the "Apply Now" link.

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates

Should no feedback be received from the University within Six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

Enquiries regarding job content: Willem Botes on 021 808 2637, or at wcb@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

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