Seed Conservation Manager
Western Cape, South Africa
5d ago
source : findojobs-za

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires the services of a self-motivated and innovative individual to develop, manage and maintain SANBI’s Seed Bank and coordinate seed conservation programs.

The successful candidate must be in possession of a three year Bachelor degree in Botany or closely related field. A Master’s degree or Ph.

D will be an added advantage. This qualification must be enhanced by minimum of 5 years’ working experience in seed physiology and seed conservation of which 2 years’ in administrative experience is essential.

The incumbent must demonstrate leadership, planning and organising skills as well as investigation skills. The successful candidate should have excellent spoken and written command of English and be experienced in MS Office.

  • Possession of a valid Code B driver's license with at least one year's driving experience is compulsory. The responsibilities include : Management and administration of the seed bank and seed storage facilities;
  • Seed collection, conservation and collaboration (collection of priority species, seed processing, restoration etc); Curation of seed gene bank collections;
  • Research and development (germination trials, storage trials, etc); People Management and Human capital development (training staff, undergraduates, graduates, supervise staff in seed conservation);
  • Risk management of occupational health and safety act.

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