Internship at Starke Ayres 2017

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20 Apr, 2017

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Internships in South Africa

Starke Ayres’s is a specialist in the vegetable, flower and lawn seeds industry, with over 130 years of experience.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, it is the leading supplier in Africa and an international supplier of premium varieties of vegetable, lawn and flower seedvarieties to the professional grower.

The above temporary position has become available in our Research Department. This role will primarily focus on assisting with routine laboratory tasks in the Pathology Laboratory.

Job Functions

  • Data Capturing,
  • Intern,
  • Research Industries Agriculture,
  • Environmental / Horticulture / Agriculture,
  • Research,Science & Technology


•Planting and maintaining plants destined for screening trials.
•Collect and test plant / seed samples for pathogens.
•Seed sample preparation for testing.
•Media and buffer preparation.
•Culture maintenance and inoculum production.
•Inoculation and disease evaluation of various types of pathogens on a variety of plants.
•Take inventory and order laboratory supplies and reagents.
•Conduct general housekeeping chores on a daily basis.
•Wash/sanitize equipment used.


•National Diploma in Microbiology
•Basic understanding of Plant Pathology test procedures
•Computer skills (MS word, Excel, Internet, E-Mail, Outlook)
•Well developed understanding of laboratory processes and equipment

Closing Date 30/04/2017

Location:  Kempton Park

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