Postdoctoral Fellow – Genetics and Breeding Job at The Africa Rice Center

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow – Genetics & Breeding
Company: The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)
Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Full Time
Min Qualification: PhD/Fellowship
Job Field: Administration/Agriculture/Agro-Allied
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in Abiotic Stress. The incumbent will be based will be based at AfricaRice, Ibadan.
About AfricaRice:
AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association of African member countries.
Responsibilities: – The post-Doctoral fellow will be a part of a multi-disciplinary research team of AfricaRice. – S/he reports to the Lowland Rice Breeder under the Genetic Diversity and ImprovementProgram. S/he will undertake the following activities which are not limitative: – Establish and validate protocols to screen rice for abiotic stress tolerance (drought/submergence/Fe-toxicity); – Develop mapping populations to conduct genetic studies in stress tolerance; – Identify genes/QTLs associated with abiotic stress tolerance; – Initiate MAS to introgress major QTLs for abiotic stress tolerance; – Assist in screening breeding populations for abiotic stress tolerance; – Prepare presentations and publish research results; – Undertake any other duties as requested by supervisor
Qualifications/Selection Criteria Education: – PhD in genetics, breeding or related fields
Work Experience:
Substantive field experience in agricultural research in a developing country; experience in abiotic stress research in cereals; experience in molecular marker technology; experience in Africa would be an asset
Key Competencies Required:
Practical knowledge of rice production ecologies in Africa and the challenges confronting farmers in the region; familiarity with molecular approaches involving DNA, marker, QTL technologies; ability to work in a multicultural setting Language. The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English with a good working knowledge of French.
Terms and Conditions: – This is an internationally recruited position. – AfricaRice provides an attractive international salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. – The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility for renewal.

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