Research & Development Manager (Samling Group of Company) – Miri

Samling Group of Company – Posted by Samling Group of Companies | 19 Nov 2019
Sarawak, Malaysia Full-Time

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Samling Timber

Samling Group of Company

Research & Development Manager (Samling Group of Company) – Miri

Job Requirement :

  • Minimum Degree in Forestry Science or related
  • At least 5 years of working experience in the same job scope in a reforestation activity

Responsibilities and Duties :

Tree Improvement

  • Management and implementation of all technical fieldwork for Samling’s tree improvement programs for E. pellita, A. manguim, A. crassicarpa, F. moluccana, and G. Arborea, including
    design and establishment of provenance/progeny trials to develop base populations for ongoing
    breeding for the tree breeding programs.
  • Management of field trial assessment programs and then management and basic analyses of all
    data obtained from these trials.
  • Formulation of deployment recommendations to management for optimizing genetic potential of
    seeds and clonal stocks for propagation in production nurseries.


  • Formulation of recommendations to optimize silvicultural regimes as new results are obtained
    from silviculture research trials.

Nursery Management

  • Day to day management of Samling’s Segan forest tree production nursery and overall
    supervision and coordination of Samling’s other tree plantation nurseries.
  • Coordination of all seedling/rooted-cutting production for the company’s annual tree plantation
    establishment program.
  • Planning and coordinating the logistics of seedling/cutting deliveries from the company’s central
    nursery to the LPFs (Licensed Planted Forest).
  • Compiling schedules for seed sowing and setting of cuttings, and securing optimal seed supplies.
  • Maintenance of nursery management systems in order to comply with the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) – a certification system endorsed by PEFC.

Seed Orchards & Seed Centre

  • Overseeing the management and expansion of an A. mangium clonal seed orchard.
  • Development of cutting mother plants (hedge plants) for use in the production of A. mangium
    rooted-cuttings to support family forestry.

Research Manager

  • Development of an elite seedling seed orchard and various seed production areas (SPAs) from seed source trials to fast track production of improved seed for E pellita, A. crassicarpa, A. mangium, and other species.
  • Sourcing improved seed supplies to supplement the company’s own limited seed supply and then issuing seeds to company nurseries.
  • Development and maintenance of Samling’s company seed register.

Pest and Disease (Tree Pathology)

  • Diagnostic pathology laboratory to support the plantation and management staff in identifying
    pests and diseases in the existing plantations.
  • Development of an integrated pest and disease monitoring program, including instructional materials and training for plantation management staff in identifying the potential pest and disease risks within the plantations.


  • Manage the company’s enumeration crews in the different LPFs.
  • Verify and analyze tree measurement data collected from PSPs and TSPs. Assist in developing a species specific tree growth model for Samling.
  • Coordinate the development of a volume and taper function for E pellita, G. Arborea and F. moluccana.

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