Tasks and duties

  • Analysing produce to set and maintain standards of quality
  • Collecting data and estimating quantities and costs of materials and labour required for projects
  • Identifying pathogenic micro-organisms and insects, parasites, fungi and weeds harmful to crops and livestock, and assisting in devising methods of control
  • Assisting with and performing experiments, tests and analyses applying methods and techniques such as microscopy, histochemistry, chromatography, electrophoresis and spectroscopy
  • Collecting and preparing specimens such as soils, plant or animal cells, tissues or parts of animal organs for experiments, tests and analyses
  • Conducting or supervising operational programs such as fish hatchery, greenhouse and livestock production programs
  • Preparing materials and equipment for experiments, tests and analyses
  • Analysing samples of seeds for quality, purity and germination rating
  • Organizing maintenance and repairs of research equipment

    Skill level

    Skilled
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