INTERN : COMPUTER SCIENCE AT SOUTH AFRICAN SUGAR ASSOCIATION
SOUTH AFRICAN SUGAR ASSOCIATION
Location: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Closing date: 21 January 2021
ABOUT THE POSITION
The South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI) is a world renowned agricultural research institute conducting research for the sugar industry. SASRI is offering a one year internship within the field of Computer Science/Programming. The internship is aimed at providing graduates an opportunity to develop and acquire the necessary skills within a working environment. Moreover, the internship provides onsite business mentoring and on the job training required to develop computerized decision support for sugarcane crop management. The Interns role is mainly analysis and management of research and production data, development and testing of customised software, and training of end users of the software.
Analysing research data and preparing data reports following guidelines from supervisors
Writing computer code to implement concepts and rules as formulated by researchers
Re-engineer existing software to suit new research objectives,
Developing, debugging and testing of customised software packages,
Compiling software documentation (user guides and programming documentation)
Assisting with training researchers, extension specialists and farmers in the use of custom software packages
What we Offer
The successful incumbent will receive an allowance of R3500. 00 on a monthly basis
There is onsite accommodation, meals, clinic facilities and a laundry service at a monthly fee of R380. 00 (optional).
Please submit your CV with your academic transcript.
B. Sc. Degree in Computer Science
Computer programming and data processing skills in web, C# and R programming
Scientific curiosity and analytical skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
Good verbal and written communication skills
A desire to work in an agricultural research environment
Ability to work independently and within a team