Key Performance Areas:
 Initiate, manage, conduct and direct research to ensure successful completion of research projects/
programmes in compliance with the set standards and to optimally utilize all resources in a cost
effective manner,
 Successful initiation (proposals) and completion of research programmes/projects contained in the
business plan of the Research Campus in line with overall Corporate Programmes and Strategy of
the ARC,
 Initiate and conduct research while providing research direction in the division. These include pro-
posal writing and supervision of Researchers and Technicians,
 Exercise quality control over the research progress and project outputs, including facilities utilised,
 Initiate, manage and conduct research on the manufacturing practices, maturing of dairy products,
products development etc. as well as technology transfer, personnel management, entails effective
utilization of staff, personnel evaluation, building and maintaining project teams and exercising disci-
pline when necessary,
 Manage and control the financial budget for research.

 PhD degree in Animal Science with specialization in Ruminant/Dairy Nutrition,
 Minimum 5 years relevant experience in technical, nutrition role including involved within the dairy
 National scientific recognition: Presentations at scientific and/or non-scientific forums and registra-
tion with SACNASP as a Professional Natural Scientist will be an advantage,
 Should be in possession of more than 5 publications in peer reviewed journals as author or co-
author. The publications should be related to either dairy or ruminant nutrition,
 Public speaking (presentations, radio, poster exhibits) at workshop/meetings/forums, tertiary insti-
tution, courses including talks/lectures,
 Promoter and reviewer of scientific papers (Ad hoc),
 A valid SA driver’s license,
 Experience in the supervision of post-graduates will be an advantage.
Enquiries: Dr BD Nkosi, Tel: (012) 672 9030/Cell: 083 776 8765
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 cer-
tified 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.