DryGro Plant Science Research Assistant Jobs in Naivasha

DryGro Plant Science Research Assistant Jobs in Naivasha


  • DryGro is an agriculture technology company working to revolutionise the market for animal feed protein.

  • Today, most animal feed protein comes from soybean meal. Most of the world’s soybeans are grown in the US, Brazil, and Argentina.

  • Protein demand is increasing, but the land required to grow soybeans in scarce. What got us through the 20th century won’t get us through the 21st.

  • We need better, more sustainable alternatives.

  • Founded at Oxford University in 2015, DryGro is developing cutting-edge growing systems to grow a soybean meal replacement crop called Lemna.

  • This technology builds upon recent advancements in vertical farming and horticulture systems, and allows for efficient, reliable production.

  • The Plant Science Research Assistant serves in a support role to the Plant Science Manager who runs DryGro’s day-to-day plant science and crop production activities at its production facility near Naivasha in Kenya.

  • These core plant science and crop production activities include running agronomic trials and managing the growth conditions of DryGro’s Lemna.

  • The Plant Science Research Assistant is expected to be an enthusiastic individual, ready to take on the challenges and opportunities that come with working for a startup.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in conducting experiments, including set-up, data collection, and basic data analysis

  • Carry out routine tasks such as monitoring Lemna growth environments and sample processing

  • Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory environment

  • Ensure observation of good etiquette and safety for work in a research facility

  • Provide laboratory management support
    Communicate clearly and regularly with all members of the Plant Science Team

    Requirements

  • Bachelor
    of Science in agronomy, plant science, plant breeding, agriculture, or related field from a reputable academic institution

  • At least 1 years’ biological research experience at an academic institution, agriculture-related business, or government agency

  • Technical literacy with Email, Whatsapp, Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Fluent verbal and written language skills in Swahili and English

    Preferred Characteristics

  • High attention to detail and drive for excellence in quality

  • Strong communication skills via a variety of mediums

  • Ability to adapt to working in a culturally diverse environment

  • Highly organised

  • Excellent time-management

    Benefits

  • Our team is motivated by the potential to mitigate the impacts of climate change and increase food security around the world.

  • The Plant Science Manager role is core to our operations, playing a significant role in our development and in our ability to impact the world.

  • Within this role, you will have the opportunity to work with an elite team of scientists and engineers.

  • You will get exposure to a range of fields , and there are plenty of opportunities for skill development.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; DryGro Plant Science Research Assistant Jobs in Naivasha

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