Plant Science Manager at DryGro Ltd Jobs in Kenya
Plant Science Manager at DryGro Ltd Jobs in KenyaPlant Science Manager at DryGro LtdDescription 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
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
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
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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