Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow – Genetics & Breeding
Company: The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)
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.
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
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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