Main purpose of the job

To coordinate, plan and manage the science and technology research agenda in accordance with international research standards and best practice, and the priority core research focus and policies of the organization. Promote the organization’s research and development agenda resulting in international recognition as a centre of excellence in science and technology creativity and implementation.


PhD in an appropriate scientific discipline such as science, engineering or technology.


At least ten years of experience in research in any of the areas above or similar related disciplines with a recognized track record of academic and applied research. Experience in the coordination and management of research laboratory processes is essential.


  • Scientific team leadership
  • Critical thinking and innovation
  • Assertiveness and decisiveness
  • Resource management and results focused
  • Scientific analytical thinking skills
  • Effective communication, impact and influence of research and development strategies

Benefits and Remuneration

BOTEC offers attractive working conditions and remuneration commensurate with qualification and experience. The above post is for 2-3 years renewable contract. BOTEC is currently being restructured and retooled, and as such offers excellent opportunities for growth and creativity.

Application & deadline

Application letters with a full CV, certified copies of academic credentials (certificates) and names of 3 referees should be sent to:

Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Technology Centre
Private Bag 0082
Gaborone, Botswana
Tel: (+267) 3914161/3607500
Fax: (+267) 3974677
nkopane at

Deadline for applications is 30 June 2009

Further details

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