Senior Plant Breeder at WACOT Limited

WACOT Limited is a part of TGI Group. Our business includes but are not limited to rice milling, soya milling, production of fertilizer and other agro-chemicals, sesame hulling which are exported to Asia and Europe, trade in grains such as maize, sorghum and groundnuts. We currently support the production of soya, rice, sesame, cotton, and maize as part of our out-growers initiative. WACOT has several MOU's in place to aid its contribution to the fastest growing Nigerian sector- agriculture.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Senior Plant BreederLocation: Funtua, KatsinaJob DescriptionAs jobholder, you will be responsible for strengthening breeding program in WACOT seeds and contribute to releasing WACOT seed varietiesSetting up research trials data analysing and interpreting resultsCoordinating with research institutes for varietal release processConducting Field trials to assess germplasmStaff training on data collection and analysisIdentifying desirable traits to improve seed through genetic variationAdvance knowledge of plant breeding techniquesManage support and train technical staffWriting technical publication and reportsSelecting parent plant for cross breedingLiaising with commercial plant breeders, scientists and funding bodies (IAR, IITA, NCRI)Monitor activities of competitors and setting product profile in the marketHybrid seed production in Maize, cotton and rice 

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