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Research & Development Specialists at Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps:

About the role

Sanergy R&D forms a critical part of developing improvements to our processes and products. The R&D Specialist is a technical hands-on role that leads the set up, execution and preliminary analysis of the investigations, tests and trials we conduct in order to develop new processes and products.

We are looking for R&D Specialists with different level of experiences to join the team.The role is responsible for two main workstreams:

  1. Lead in design, execution, and analysis of trials for project workstreams
  2. Assist in troubleshooting technology-related issues in Operations.

Key duties and responsibilities:

Project management:

  • Lead elements of and input to project scope, timeline, budget and risk management plan
  • Coordinate and deliver high-quality work packages to an agreed timeline (as set by project lead)
  • Coordinate cross-functionally for the successful implementation of a work package
  • Support stakeholder management through stakeholder engagement, interviews, presentations and updates
  • Input to project learnings and evaluation documents

Execution of trials:

  • Leads design, execution and analysis of trials in technical workstreams
  • Ensures relevant stakeholders are involved in trials, including preparation, execution, wind-down and communication of results
  • Formulates trial protocols, reviewed by the project lead
  • Coordinate trial execution, data collection, logistics, wind down and analysis

Systems and processes:

  • Identifies and escalates issues in trial and R&D processes that reduce the quality of work and speed of execution Building healthy, prosperous communities

Quality support:

  • Support RCAs focused on product issues in the work area
  • Support Quality improvement projects in the work area

Operations support:

  • Supports resolution of technology-related issues in facilities in the work area
  • Actively interact with the Operations team to identify issues in production early for mitigation measures Professional development

Team development:

  • Share subject matter knowledge with R&D team members by taking part in brain-storming sessions as requested Participates in team culture activities

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in Science-related field
  • Experience in research in biological/life sciences advantageous
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite especially in Advanced Excel skills Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels
  • Relentless desire to improve yourself, your team, and your organization;
  • A collaborative mentality
  • Able to work in hot environments

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