ARC Hiring Near Me 2022 – Research Technician: Leguminous, Leafy and Fruit Vegetables – Nematology & IPM


Salary (R247 537 – R371 307p.a) all-inclusive remuneration package

Key Performance Areas:

  • Compiling and executing technical activity plans,
  • Plan, conduct, and supervise the execution and collection of data of laboratory, glasshouse and field trials,
  • Plan, conduct and supervise the monitoring or collection of insect pests in research trails,
  • Plan, conduct and supervise the extraction of plant parasitic nematodes from various agricultural crops and from soil,
  • Process nematodes for characterization and/or identification,
  • Independently prepare soils and plant field trials according to research trial plan,
  • Maintain insectaries and live insect cultures for research projects,
  • Capture and process technical data with basic analysis,
  • Compile technical reports,
  • Manage project facilities, material and equipment and ensure optimal utilization of resources,
  • Assist with compiling and managing project budgets,
  • Supervise and develop technical capacity of Research Assistants,
  • Assist with organisation of scientific or marketing events,
  • Participate in transfer of technology and promotion in the form of presentations, posters, workshops, training, products, services, literature, information days, courses and other events.


  • BSc degree (3 years) in Crop Protection / Nematology / Entomology / Plant Pathology / Agronomy plus 2 years applicable experience,
  • Relevant experience in technical aspects of nematology, entomology, plant pathology or agronomy,
  • Experience in biological control of nematodes or insects is an added advantage,
  • Experience in insect rearing is an added advantage,
  • Experience in molecular barcoding for species identification will be an added advantage,
  • Verbal and written communication and presentation skills,
  • Compliance to safety standards as prescribed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Enquires: Dr D Visser: (012) 808 8000


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.

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

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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