AECI Animal health: Graduate (Microbial) - Somerset West, Western Cape

Graduate (Microbial)

Details


Closing Date 2021/07/19

Reference Number AEC210704-4

Pillar AECI Animal Health

Job Title Graduate (Microbial)

Job Type Classification Graduate

Location - Town / Site Somerset West

Location - Province Western Cape

Location - Country South Africa



Job Description

• Prepare culture media independently

• Handling of chemical substance independently

• Perform quality control on products, as trained by - and under the supervision of the Microbial Team Lead

• Assist in starting up & maintaining the in Vitro system

• Assist with Trichoderma production

• Assist on research projects (Tricho, Azo, Myco, Product development, etc.). May require a component of physical labour.

• Assist with the isolation, purification and identification of Mother cultures

• Assist with Greenhouse and Tunnel duties

• Keeping the following databases up to date:

o Irrigation schedules

o Moisture readings

o Temperature & humidity readings

o Heat stress readings

o Crate stock per growing area

o Draft weekly progression graphs with information from databases to track findings and influences on tunnel / mycorrhizae performance

o Draft weekly progression graphs based on spore database information to track tunnel / mycorrhizae performance

• Assist on ad hoc tasks as required

• Basic training to be provided to complete mentioned tasks.


Duties & Responsibilities

• To complete a 12 month graduate development programme

• Prepare culture media independently

• Handling of chemical substance independently

• Perform quality control on products, as trained by - and under the supervision of the Microbial Team Lead

• Assist in starting up & maintaining the in Vitro system

• Assist with Trichoderma production

• Assist on research projects (Tricho, Azo, Myco, Product development, etc.). May require a component of physical labour.

• Assist with the isolation, purification and identification of Mother cultures

• Assist with Greenhouse and Tunnel duties

• Keeping the following databases up to date:

o Irrigation schedules

o Moisture readings

o Temperature & humidity readings

o Heat stress readings

o Crate stock per growing area

o Draft weekly progression graphs with information from databases to track findings and influences on tunnel / mycorrhizae performance

o Draft weekly progression graphs based on spore database information to track tunnel / mycorrhizae performance

• Assist on ad hoc tasks as required

• Basic training to be provided to complete mentioned tasks.