Research Team Manager: Horticulture – Nelspruit

SHERQ (Safety, Health, Risk, Quality)
Nelspruit – Mpumalanga

Research Team Manager: Horticulture – Nelspruit
Salary: Market related
Reporting directly to the Senior Manager Research, this position requires a hard-working scientist and an experienced manager to lead the Horticulture team and be responsible for the overall management of Horticulture related research on citrus and subtropical fruits.
    • PhD in Horticulture or related discipline.
    • At least 10 years’ relevant post-PhD experience in the management of research teams.
    • Proven research and managerial record of accomplishment in the field of Horticulture related disciplines (Horticulture).
    • Minimum of 15 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
    • Proven experience in attracting externally funded projects.
    • Proven experience in human and financial management.
    • Proven experience in project and programme management.
    • Experience in networking with national and international clients, stakeholders and researchers.
    • Excellent interpersonal, project management, administrative and communication skills across all levels.
    • Proficiency in the MS Office Suite.
    • Proven experience in report writing and compiling of presentations.
    • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
    • Registration with a scientific and professional body will be an added advantage.
    • Programme and financial management, planning and organizing skills.
    • NRF rating will be an added advantage.
    • Valid EB or C1 driver license.
Key Performance Areas:
    • Initiates, coordinates and manages projects. Coordinates project plan with the Senior Manager.
    • Manages people within projects and ensures optimal utilisation.
    • Compiles and manages project budgets.
    • Ensure all projects within the Division are properly managed and to the accepted scientific and client standards.
    • Provide leadership with regard to research within the Institute.
    • Actively sources new national/ international research opportunities, assist with proposals writing.
    • Plans and coordinates research with single or multi-disciplinary team
    • Identifies and prioritize the need for resources (equipment and material) in project(s) and manages them accordingly.
NB: Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of your application, please consider it as unsuccessful.