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Research Technician


Western Cape

Job Description :

A company research facility near Oudtshoorn currently has a position available for a Research Technician. The position will entail coordinating the growing and data collection of research trials and breeding material on the station.

Specific duties will include:

  • Manage all aspects of crop husbandry for a variety of vegetable crops (mostly onions) and research trials on the facility.
  • Manage farm workers and effectively co-ordinate and allocate resources according to the needs of a diverse team of plant breeders.
  • Liaise with breeders/researchers on a regular basis giving feedback on the progress of each crop.
  • Oversee planting process and field preparation.
  • Oversee plant husbandry including irrigation, weed, insect, disease control and pollinations.
  • Oversee and execute harvesting of seed and fruit from plants and data collecting.
  • The position may require travelling off-station from time to time.


  • A tertiary qualification in Agriculture or Horticulture;
  • Experience in a research environment;
  • Exposure to growing crops in a protected environment as well as open field environment;
  • A hands-on approach with good attention to detail;
  • Good interpersonal skills and a motivated team player attitude;
  • Full computer literacy;
  • Fluency in English and Afrikaans.
Salary Details:

A market related salary package will be offered. 


To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

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