The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant for conducting applied research and backstopping of rapid multiplication technologies of potatoes, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers.
The Position: The research assistant will be in-charge of implementing research on in-vitro and minituber multiplication technologies, organize the production of in-vitro and minitubers as requested by public and private partner institutions.
The RA should be committed to using research for development in a complex cooperative environment of research and development partners.
The work will require frequent travel within Sub-Saharan Africa.
Duties and responsibilities
Conditions: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Employment contract will be for a one-year term with a three month probation period. The position is renewable subject to availability of funds.
Applications: Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to cip-nbo [at] cgiar.org copied to Elmar Schulte-Geldermann (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The reference name of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.
Screening of applications will continue until the post is filled.
CIP seeks diversity and gender balance in its staff.
Women and particularly urged to apply.
To learn more about CIP please visit www.cipotato.org
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