Scientist (Production Level): Entomology

South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions
  • Post Date: Mar 3, 2022
  • Apply Before : Mar 14, 2022
  • Salary: $628,014.00 - $953,715.00 / Annual
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Job Details

  • Offered Salary Remuneration: Grade A: R 628 014 - 676 539 per annum; Grade B: R 718 062 - 766 278 per annum; Grade C: R 809 634 - 953 715 per annum (as per OSD prescripts
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Reference Reference Number: WCG220209-2
  • Centre Elsenburg
  • Where to submit application
    Applications submitted online at: or
  • Notes
    Notes: Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

Job Description

Minimum Requirements: An appropriate Science degree BSc (Hons) or a 4-year BSc Agric degree with Entomology as major subject; Compulsory registration with SACNASP (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions) as a Professional Natural Scientist in the appropriate field of practice; 3 years post qualification natural scientific experience in Entomology; A valid (Code B or higher) driving licence. Recommendation: MSc degree or higher qualification in Entomology; Experience in crops and production systems in the Western Cape (grain systems, vegetables and altnertative crops). Key Performance Areas: Participate with problem identification, problem definition and the prioritization of research needs in the field of entomology in accordance with the departmental strategic plan to ensure that relevant and applicable research is conducted; Conduct scientifically accountable, innovative and advanced research trials (on-site) to ensure that cutting edge research is conducted and an information source is available for sustainable agricultural practices; Conduct statistical analysis, interpret results, formulate conclusions and present research findings to all relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries; Perform all administrative and related functions; Keep up to date with applicable prescripts, policies, procedures, technologies and new developments to be able to render an efficient and effective research services. Competencies: Knowledge of the following: Integrated pest management in cropping systems of the Western Cape and the management of entomology trials in cropping systems for optimal production and sustainability; Insect and pest management is required; Record of participation in the scientific process, as indicated by contributions at local and overseas scientific conferences, peer reviewed papers published in scientific journals and accredited conference proceedings and papers in the popular press in the research area; Communication skills at production and scientific level; Research connections with academic institutes involved in entomology and agronomy; Contact with industry and producers; Planning skills that involves managing a complex pest and insect management trial within cropping systems as well as the large data sets involved; Computer literacy in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions
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