University of Limpopo Careers

University of Limpopo Careers

The University Of Limpopo periodically publishes Careers on their vacancy website. The Careers covers both academic and non academic positions.

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The varied sub-disciplines of Botany and Zoology result in a wide choice of possible careers, which include the following:

  • Teachers/Lecturers
  • Biology teachers and Botany/Zoology lecturers at universities will inspire in young people the required knowledge and enthusiasm about our unique fauna and flora
  • Anatomists/Morphologists – study the inner and outer structures of organisms
  • Plant Physiologists/ Plant biochemists – deal with the study of growth and development of plants
  • Ecologists – study of plants and animals in relation to the environments in which they occur, particularly emphasizing the interactions between plants, animals and their environment
  • Systematists – specialise to identify and classify plants and animals
  • Mycologists – engage themselves in the study of fungi
  • Ethnobotanists – involved in recording the use of indigenous plants for food, fibre, medicinal and a host of other purposes
  • Plant Geneticists – occupy themselves with the breeding of new and improved existing plant crops
  • Molecular Systematists – study organisms and their interrelationships using biochemical characters
  • Nature Conservation Scientists/Conservation biologists – study our fauna and flora and their conservation
  • Plant Pathologists – study organisms that cause plant diseases
  • Weed Scientists – study invasive plants, in combination with their biological and chemical control
  • Reproductive Biologists – specialise in the study of reproductive mechanisms of organisms
  • Parasitologists – study of the organisms living on hosts
  • Limnologists – study of the water quality and the factors affecting it

Employment agencies:

Governmental departments, regional and local authorities, such as:

•  Department of Education

•  Department of Water Affairs and Forestry

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•  Conservation (various departments)

•  Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism

•  Department of Water Affairs and Forestry

•  Department of Agriculture

Private and Governmental departments such as:

•  Medical and veterinary laboratories

•  Wildlife and environmental management – water management, pollution control, population genetics

•  Community water and sanitation agencies

•  Environmental consultancy in any biological field

•  Environmental health and welfare

•  Education and training – at all levels

•  Academic research

•  Forensic science

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