Join the Agricultural Research Council (ARC): DALRRD 3x Studentships in Meat Science

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a leading science institution dedicated to conducting innovative research, developing human capital, and fostering advancements in the agricultural sector. We offer a wide range of services, including diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering, post-harvest technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation, advisory services, food processing technology services, as well as various surveys and training interventions.

About ARC

With our extensive network of research institutes and experimental farms, we provide a robust scientific foundation and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to support the entire agricultural industry in South Africa. Our commitment to excellence and innovation positions us as a premier institution in the agricultural research landscape.

Opportunity: DALRRD 3x Studentships in Meat Science

ARC-Animal Production (ARC-AP) is seeking highly skilled, experienced, and dynamic individuals to join our team in Irene, Pretoria, for a three-year fixed-term contract as part of our DALRRD 3x Studentships in Meat Science.

Key Performance Areas

As a student in the Meat Science program, you will:

  • Contribute to research projects.
  • Assist in coordinating work activities and supervise allocated resources, if applicable.
  • Draw up monthly reports regarding research progress and data statistics.
  • Plan and manage your own work activities, utilizing and maintaining facilities, materials, and equipment.
  • Conduct research support, diagnostics, and other services, including data collection, capturing, processing, and basic analysis.
  • Provide verbal and written reports on work activities and results.
  • Adhere to quality standards and assist in preparing presentations.
  • Assist in optimizing equipment, processes, and systems.
  • Provide input in the optimization of new technologies and technical services.
  • Comply with all occupational health and safety regulations.


To be eligible for this studentship, you must have:

  • A Diploma in Animal Science or a BSc./MSc. in Animal or Food Science applied to Meat Science.
  • A willingness to register for an MSc. or Ph.D. in Animal Sciences or Food Sciences applied to Meat Science.
  • Proven knowledge and/or experience in animal sciences or food science-related disciplines.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.

Application Process

Enquiries: For more information, contact Dr. Moholisa at 012 672 9324.

Closing Date for Applications: 20 June 2024

Application Submission: Click on the link to apply.

Submit your application accompanied by a cover letter, detailed CV (including certified copies of certificates and supporting documents), and a copy of your driver’s license. Non-RSA citizens with a work permit must attach certified copies, and foreign qualifications must be accompanied by a SAQA evaluation report. Include the names and particulars of three traceable referees. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Note: Applicants who do not receive a response within four weeks after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. The company reserves the right not to appoint.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles and processes of the Employment Equity Act. We encourage applications from designated groups and offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the scope and responsibilities of the position. Permanent appointments are subject to a six-month probation period.

Join us at ARC and be part of a team that is shaping the future of agriculture in South Africa. Apply now to contribute to groundbreaking research and innovation in the field of Meat Science.

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