Closing on: Feb 15, 2023

Biosecurity Field Officer

 Permanent position based in Tzaneen (Limpopo province) from

1 April 2023

The southern African citrus industry is the second largest exporter of fresh citrus fruit in the world. The industry has earned global recognition as a premier supplier of superior quality citrus fruit. Citrus Research International (CRI) aims to maximise the long-term global competitiveness of the southern African citrus growers through the development, support, co-ordination and provision of Research and Technical services.

CRI currently has a vacancy for a Biosecurity Field Officer to conduct field activities in citrus biosecurity. The scope of field activities is broad and can vary with time according to industry demands, but the key elements are: Placing, reading and servicing of insect traps; identification of insects; field surveys; implementation of action plans; data capturing; providing assistance in projects under the Integrated Pest Management and other research portfolios.

The ideal candidate must have a BSc/diploma in Biological Sciences, preferably with coursework and three years of experience in Entomology. Desirable traits are good inter-personal profile and experience in field work. The incumbent must have a legal, valid driver’s licence and proven driving experience, be capable of working independently and as part of a team, as well as follow instructions and meet deadlines.

CRI offers a favourable working environment and a competitive and flexible remuneration package. The position is available from 1 April 2023.

Please submit your application and CV to:            Ms Eloise Coetzer.

Email: eloise@cri.co.za Phone: 013 759 8000

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Closing date for applications: 15 February 2023

If you have not had a reply within 2 weeks from the closing date, please accept your application as unsuccessful.

Job Category: Research
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Limpopo Province Tzaneen
Job Title: Biosecurity Field Officer
Contact Person: Ms. Eloise Coetzer
Contact Number: Phone: 013 759 8000

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