Job Detail

  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Dr Alison Lubisi, Tel: (012) 529-9117
  • Where to submit application
    Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (Including certificates, supporting documents, copy of driver’s license and nationality. NB: Non-RSA Citizens/work permit holders must attach certified copies) as well as the names and particulars of three (3) traceable referees must be e-mail to [email protected]
  • Notes
    A competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities and the stature of the position. The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference will be given to South African citizens. SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who do not receive any response four (4) weeks after the closing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful. The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity. The company has the right not to appoint.
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Job Description

Key Performance Areas: ? Liaise with Senior Research Technicians on samples received, availability of all material and human resources to enable successful and timeous test performance and results issuing, ? Make inventory of all challenges experienced in the section, discuss them with the section head and find solutions, ? Authorise diagnostic, surveillance, breeding soundness and import/export reports on time, ? Authorise proficiency test scheme (PTS) reports and be part of root cause analysis in case of failed PT, ? Liaise with clients with regard to their queries about animal diseases and diagnostic tests, ? Identify research projects, apply for funding, conduct research , present and publish research findings, ? Train local and international candidates who come to ARC for training on diagnostic test performance, ? Take care of animal health and welfare needs of all animals used for research and diagnostics, and conduct animal based research, ? Fulfil all quality assurance duties to maintain accreditation and increase accreditation scope, including the writing and reviewing of SOPs and test validation, ? Ability to liaise with clients on animal diseases and give advice on diagnostic aspects of diseases, perform diagnostic tests, conduct national disease surveillance tests, ? Perform own research, support other research, facilitate animal movement and trade, and ensure food security and safety through breeding soundness tests performed, and those done to rule out zoonotic diseases, and train people, ? Adhere to OHS rules and regulations. Requirements: ? BVSc/BVMCh/BVM Veterinary degree, ? Registered with SAVC, ? 2 years’ work experience as a veterinarian would be an advantage, ? Good communication skills written and verbal, ? Supervisory experience.

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