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Internship for Agronomy, Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Soil Science graduates at UP!

UP Professional and Support

INNOVATION AFRICA @UP


INTERNSHIP x1


2 YEARS FIXED TERM CONTRACT APPOINTMENT


In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.


Innovation Africa @ University of Pretoria is offering an opportunity to appoint an intern as part of the mandate to increase capacity available to the regulatory authorities of the country in the following completed fields of studies:

PhD, MSc or BSc Honours (Agronomy, Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Soil Science) 1x post

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidates will actively participate in the following:

To perform screening of applications such as import permits, parallel/daughter, renewals, administrative changes, and transfer registration applications;

To evaluate applications such as import permits, parallel/daughter, renewals, administrative changes, and transfer registration applications;

To be trained by relevant experts on the technical or risk assessment review of inputs dossiers in relation to biological, residues, chemistry, and toxicological studies etc;

Preparation of technical reports or opinions requested in the format prescribed by the authorities;

Attend capacity building training sessions in relations to various laws, regulations, and guidelines in relation to the applicable regulatory framework in South Africa;

Carry out administrative related tasks i.e., filling of documents, updating databases manually or electronically etc;

Assist in the review and making inputs on documents such as, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);

Attend workshops, meetings and ad-hoc tasks where necessary.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

To be eligible, internship applicants MUST meet the following minimum requirements:

Be a South African citizen or South African Permanent Resident (with a valid South African Identity Document).

Should have completed their study at the time of submitting the application and hold a qualification in any of the following:

PhD (Agronomy, Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Soil Science);

OR

MSc (Agronomy, Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Soil Science);

OR

BSc Honours (Agronomy, Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Soil Science).


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

Appropriate language and communication skills;

Good interpersonal skills;

Computer skills in MS Office package and email;

Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team;

Efficient planning, organising and prioritising skills;

Ability to work under pressure;

Ethical insight and reliability;

Professionalism;

Flexibility and adaptability.


In applying for this post, please attach:

Cover letter indicating the internship you are applying for in terms of your qualification;

A comprehensive CV;

Certified copies of qualifications;

Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.


CLOSING DATE: 12 December 2023


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