NATIONAL FOOD TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE – PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST (MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY) 3 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT 153 views

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NATIONAL FOOD TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE

The National Food Technology Research Centre (NFTRC), a government funded Food Science and Technology Research institution based in Kanye, Botswana invites applications from qualified and experienced persons for the following positions within the Research and Development Division;

1. VACANCY No: DRD 2018/01 PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST (MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY) 3 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT

Main purpose of the job:

As the substantive Head of Department for Microbiology and Biotechnology, the incumbent will initiate, plan, organize and lead the implementation of research and development programs and projects in Microbiology and Biotechnology; coordinate provision of laboratory testing and analytical services; coordinate resource utilization and supervise the work of several project teams; as well as plan staff development and training within the department.



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Key Performance Areas:

• Coordination and supervision of research teams
• Capacity building and mentoring of researchers
• Preparation and management of departmental budgets.
• Initiation and implementation of research and development programs and projects

 




• Development of products, technologies and services.
• Effective provision of departmental services
• Transfer and commercialisation of research outputs
• Dissemination and publication of research findings
• Compliance with regulations, policies, procedures, standards and ethics
• Negotiation of partnerships for specific projects
• Representing the Centre in various technical committees in the area of expertise
• Customer Service
• Effective Communication

Position Requirements:

Education: A PhD degree in Food Microbiology or Biotechnology.

Experience: The incumbent should have a minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience in Food Microbiology or Biotechnology. A minimum of two years in a supervisory role is essential.

In addition the position requires good interpersonal and communication skills, and a record of achievement in research and development. A strong knowledge of biostatics and project management techniques is desirable. Evidence of professional networking, such as membership of a recognized professional association is essential.

Competencies
Critical and analytical thinking
Innovativeness
Project Management
Team leadership
Assertive, decisive, influential and results focused
Strong written and verbal communication skill

Managing Director
NFTRC
Private Bag 008
Kanye

Recruitment@naftec.org

Note: NFTRC will only enter into correspondence with short-listed candidates. This is a re advertisement, previous applicants should not re – apply.


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