KEFRI Research Scientist (Tree Physiology) Jobs in Kenya

KEFRI Research Scientist (Tree Physiology) Jobs in Kenya


Duties and Responsibilities

• Plan and study relationships between rainfall, soil water, water use and tree physiology.

• Develop and coordinate multi-disciplinary research on ecosystem-based management, land-use, biodiversity and tree physiology;

• Planning and undertaking experiments to study, measure and understand how plant behavior in different eco-systems.

• Conduct experiments on the effects of environmental factors, such as rainfall,
temperature, sunlight, soil, topography and disease, on plant growth.

• Prioritizing research problems for implementation in tree physiology;

• Participating in developing research concepts for donor support;

• Participating in identifying relevant literature material;

• Participating in identifying suitable sites for establishing experiment;

• Participating in designing experimental trials to study tree physiology;

• Participating in laying out of trials in the field and nurseries;

• Undertake data collection from the trial, conduct data analysis and preparation of
reports;

• Participating in writing appropriate technical reports including research notes, technical notes, conference posters, dissemination flyers;

• Supervising the implementation of dissemination activities that include Open days, field days, ASK shows, Radio and TV Talks;

• Disseminating research findings in local and international fora that include seminar,
workshops, congress;

• Proposal writing to seek for funding from within and outside the Institute;

• Supervise and mentor junior staff, interns, students on attachment and visitors including High School, Colleges;

• Participating in implementing relevant ISO standards in Research and Development;

• Participating in compiling of departmental quarterly and annual reports.

• Preparing
and signing performance contracts with their supervisor; and

• Any other duty as assigned from time to time.

Requirements for Appointment

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum aggregate ‘C+’ (C plus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • At least an Upper Second Honors in Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry, Botany, Ecology or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;

  • Masters degree in tree/plant Physiology or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;

  • Should have published at least two (2) Journal papers in the relevant journal;

  • Strong planning and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent presentation skills with the ability to engage audiences locally, regionally and globally;

  • Working experience in the same field is an added advantage;

  • Being a member of a professional body will be an added advantage; and

  • Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEFRI Research Scientist (Tree Physiology) Jobs in Kenya


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