Plant Science Manager at DryGro Ltd Jobs in Kenya

Plant Science Manager at DryGro Ltd Jobs in Kenya


Plant Science Manager at DryGro Ltd

Description

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

  • Today, most animal feed protein comes from soybean meal.

  • The Plant Science Manager 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 conducting agronomic trials and monitoring and maintaining the growth conditions of DryGro’s Lemna.

  • The Plant Science Manager will manage one or more Research Assistant(s), lead the local administration of R&D facilities, and take an active role in building a strategy for the future of the company.

  • The Plant Science Manager 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

  • Provide local leadership for DryGro, especially in managing the local Plant Science Team which will consist of one or more Research Assistant(s)

  • Report directly to and work closely with the Head of Plant Science, the line manager for this role

  • Conduct experiments at DryGro’s research facilities, including design, set-up, data collection, and basic data analysis
    Monitor and maintain the growing conditions of all Lemna under production

  • Manage the local administration of the laboratory, research, and production facilities; including planning and budgeting for planned plant science activities
    Maintain a safe working environment in the laboratory, research, and production facilities
    Serve as the focal point for communication between DryGro’s management and the local Plant Science Team

    Requirements

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

  • At least 5 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 Kiswahili and English

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team of employees, especially in laboratory or farm management

  • An excellent understanding of crop production systems, preferably in hydroponics
    Preferred Characteristics

  • High attention to detail and drive for excellence in quality

  • Strong communication skills via a variety of mediums

  • Ability to adapt to a variety of cultures
    Highly organized

  • 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 engineers, strategists and technologists.

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

    How to Apply

  • You will be notified by the second week of February if you have been selected for an interview.

  • We will not contact unsuccessful candidates.

  • Interviews will be held in February.

    For more information and job application details, see; Plant Science Manager at DryGro Ltd Jobs in Kenya

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