The above position has become available at our head office in Johannesburg, reporting to the Research Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring pathology laboratory activities generate fast, accurate and reliable results.
Evaluation of seed health for fungal, bacterial, viral and viroid diseases as per lab protocols, and suggesting control measures Preparation and testing of seed and tissue samples for qPCR and ELISA for identification of fungal, bacterial and viral diseases Managing and prioritizing sample flow through the lab to meet turnaround times Reporting results to relevant stakeholders Optimizing existing procedures and developing improved / new seed health testing protocols BSc Plant Pathology (MSc preferred) Minimum 3 - 5 years experience Experience with molecular biology techniques and analysis, including qPCR
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