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Graduate Intern: Plant Breeding - Tobacco Research Board

Location: Harare
Hiring Organisation: Tobacco Research Board
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Description

The position is responsible for providing technical support to Research and Extension programs within the Plant Breeding Division. The incumbent should have exceptional organizational skills, a hands-on approach to work and very good engagement skills. The position reports to the Head of the Division. This is a two-year internship programme.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifying traits in tobacco and industrial hemp plants that are desirable for commercial use, such as disease resistance, increased yield, or improved growth rates
  • Conducting research on plant breeding methods, new technology developments, and new product ideas
  • Developing new strains of tobacco and industrial hemp plants that meet specific criteria
  • Selecting the best tobacco and industrial hemp plants to breed based on desired traits and characteristics
  • Developing breeding strategies to produce tobacco and industrial hemp plants with the desired characteristics, including selecting parents with desired traits that can be passed on to offspring
  • Participate in synergy and collaborative activities within all Plant breeding Skills Groups.
  • Implement and manage assigned projects from beginning to end.
  • Writing technical publications, weekly and monthly reports timeously.
  • Assisting undergraduate students with thesis projects and experiments.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Degree in Plant breeding, Biotechnology or Biological Sciences or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of 1-year relevant work experience is required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit applications with a detailed CV, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications to the Head Human Resources on hr@kutsaga.co.zw. All documents should be merged on one document.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 30 December 2022

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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