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National Food Technology Research Centre

The national food technology research centre( NFTRC) , a government funded food science and technology research institution based in Kanye, Botswana invites applications from qualified and experienced persons for the positions of:

Vacancy circular no 8, (DRD 2014) Research Scientist - Food Chemistry

Applicants are invited for the above position within the research and development division.

Main purpose of the job:

To participate in the planning and development of research programmes and projects: carry out research on and develop food products: texting of food products, raw materials, production processes and procedures; conducting field trials; develop new technologies or facilitate the transfer of appropriate technology to customers and stakeholders in line with the mandate of the centre.

Key performance areas:

• Research and development outputs
• Evidence of product develop and materials tested
• Quality of research reports and publications
• Participation in technology transfer activities
• Customer satisfaction survey reports
• Compliance with research standards and procedures

A master’s degree in chemistry or related subject is required. In addition the position requires good interpersonal and communication skills. Research experience from the food or related industry will be an added advantage.

Remuneration and benefits
NFTRC offers competitive remuneration package depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and goals, copies of certified educational certificates and transcripts. Applicants should request their referees to send confidential references directly to:

The Managing Director
Private Bag 008
Closing Date: 20th November 2014

NB: NFTRC will only enter into correspondence with short listed candidates.

Source: Botswana Guardian, 7th Nov
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