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Postgraduate positions available in Postharvest Technology and Value-addition

​​​Postgraduate positions available in Postharvest Technology and Value-addition


The NRF/DST SARChI Chair in Postharvest Technology Research group is part of the Faculty of AgriSciences, Department of Horticultural Sciences at Stellenbosch University. The lab consists of a team of young, dynamic and enthusiastic researchers. Our research is aimed at addressing Postharvest Losses in the supply chain to improve Food Security in South Africa. Main research areas include: Development of cold-chain technologies, non-destructive quality measurement and control, as well as mapping and reducing postharvest losses along the food chain. Another part of our research also deals with value-addition of pomegranates, a novel product that has gained tremendous popularity in the South African market over the last eight years.

SARChI Postharvest Technology Laboratory have 1 PhD and 4 MSc postharvest related positions available for motivated postgraduate candidates from Natural Sciences and Engineering backgrounds. 

Are you a team-player, willing to learn, a critical thinker and able to work accurately and independently? Then we want you! 

For more information on the postgraduate positions available, click HERE

For more information on the postgraduate study bursary that is available for these positions, click HERE   

To download the bursary application form, click HERE