If you’re a Mycologist, we have an opportunity for you – how would you like to manage our client’s production of psilocybin mushrooms? This is a chance for you to join their Lesotho team, although you will be based in South Africa. If you are analytically inclined with the ability to function in a disruptive and expanding environment, this could be for you!
The person we’re looking for will have a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology or Agriculture with 4+ years experience in a commercial mushroom growing environment. If you have experience with exotic mushroom species, then we definitely want to hear from you! It is essential that you have outstanding communication skills are you will be responsible for supervising staff as well as need to liaise with different levels of staff. You are someone who is curious, constantly wanting to find new ways to do things more efficiently and will thrive in this environment. The environment you’ll be entering into holds itself against the GLP and GMP standards which requires you to have experience in a similar environment. To be successful as a Mycologist, it is vital that you have the ability to manage multiple grow and spawn rooms in order to increase production. You will also find yourself need to prepare agar media which includes grain spawn production, fruiting, drying and packaging mushrooms, and sterilizing media.
This isn’t the kind of opportunity that comes around every day, so apply now to get your foot in the door!
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Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology or Agriculture
4+ years experience in a commercial mushroom growing environment – experience with exotic mushroom is beneficial
GMP/Food safety environment experience
Previous growing and sterile lab experience
Previous experience working in a highly regulated environment
Your responsibilities include staff management, drawing up reports and work schedules, complying with GLP and GMP standards, and supervising multiple growth and spawn rooms.
Highly detail orientated
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Robust analytical skills
IT literate with proficiency in MS Office