TopFloor Zambia
TopFloor Zambia
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

Plant Breeding Interns

TopFloor on behalf of our client, a leading Agriculture Company is seeking to hire Plant Breeding Interns to join their team in Zambia.


Interns are assigned to supervisors who outline general responsibilities, assist in project assignment and completion, and arrange opportunities to visit other functions in addition to daily responsibilities which include:

Yield plot planting and harvesting

Plot establishment and maintenance

Data collection

  • Assisting with the management of seasonal employees
  • Projects which will provide exposure to breeding trials, as well as genetic/phenotypic analysis of plant traits.
  • All Interns are assigned a specific research project
  • Successful candidates will work both independently and in collaboration with other teams and provide thoughtful analysis to their assigned research project.
  • At the end of the program, interns will present the results of the research project to an audience of peers and scientists.
  • In addition, as part of their assignment, feedback on the program and research project will be requested throughout the internship experience.


  • BSc students in Plant Breeding, Genetics, Crop Science, Agronomy, Horticulture or related field of study
  • Detail and results-oriented individual with the ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Interest in exploring a career in agriculture
  • Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Self-motivated, strong organizational skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • MSc. in plant breeding, genetics, crop science, Agronomy, Horticulture or related field of study
  • Experience in statistical analysis and field experimental design
  • Prior farm experience
  • Knowledge of farm and seed research equipment.
  • Experience in characterizing plant phenotypes for disease/quality/morphological traits
  • Join our global team where your contribution will make a real difference
  • We are looking for enthusiastic and committed candidates. Placements will be made in line with TopFloor’s Employment Equity Policy.

How to Apply

Applicants should send their resumes to the links below:

with ‘Plant Breeding Intern, Lusaka’ as email subject.

Application deadline
15 Oct 15:00
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Founded in 2011, TopFloor Zambia provides solutions for the development and enhancement of human capital, through their Training and Development service, HR Consulting service, Recruitment service and HR Administration as well as Payroll Outsourcing service. The company pays particular attention to your unique HR needs and create customised solutions that address these needs and drive measurable, bottom-line performance. With a network of world-class thought leaders and a thorough understanding of the best HR practices, TopFloor has the right blend of service elements that keeps you on top of all things HR!

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