The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of a Yam Breeder/Geneticist.
Duty Station: Ibadan, Nigeria.
The candidate should have a PhD degree in plant breeding or genetics and good working knowledge of molecular genetics and use of statistical software and genetic tools.
At least 7 years experience in a field-breeding program, and adequate exposure to molecular biology to implement marker-aided selection.
A strong peer-reviewed publication record
Minimum of 5 years of organizational, planning and budget management experience.
Minimum of 5 years of donor relations experience including presentation of concept notes, proposal writing and oversight of compliance matters resulting in continuously donor funded projects.
Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural environment.
Excellent leadership, mentoring, management, interpersonal, and team building skills.
Demonstrated strong statistical data analysis capabilities.
Fluency in oral and written English. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.
Knowledge of sub-Saharan Africa is an added advantage
General information: Initial appointment is for three years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.
Closing Date: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Applications: Applications including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager.
For more information and application procedures, see: Yam Breeder/Geneticist Website