Job Details

  • Reference number: 474
  • Province: Limpopo
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: August 25th
  • Remuneration package: Grade 9

Background to Position

Support - Univen Funded

University of Venda - Vice Chancellor and Principal -Deputy Vice Chancellor: Academic - School of Agriculture - Soil Science

Job Description


  • Field soil sampling techniques, field soil identification, description, and classification.
  • Use of various laboratory and field equipment for soil and plant tissue analyses
  • Preparation of soil and plant samples for tissue analysis
  • Data collection techniques and report compilation
  • Experimental Design and Layout
  • Day to day laboratory management

Inherent Criteria


  • A BSc Agriculture (Soil Science) coupled with at least two (02) years' relevant experience in laboratory work or a National Diploma (Soil Science) coupled with five (05) years' relevant experience in laboratory work.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of various field equipment for measuring soil properties, and laboratory equipment and instruments for soil and plant tissue analyses; evidence of compilation of practical manual in Soil Science; data analysis and report compilation.
  • Basic knowledge of common laboratory and field equipment used in soil analysis.

Application Requirement

The University of Venda is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of Employment Equity. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Candidates with foreign qualifications will be expected to have their qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) by the time they submit their application.

About University of Venda

The University of Venda is a South African comprehensive rural-based institution, located in Thohoyou in Limpopo province. It was established in 1982 under the then Republic of Venda government.