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International Potato Center (CIP)- Potato Breeder

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Company Description
The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a well-qualified and self-motivated Scientist to join its international team which is working to develop and test new potato populations and varieties. The position is based in Ethiopia.
Job Description

Position Description: As a member of the Global Genetic Enhancement Program, the Scientist will contribute to more effective use of potato genetic resources, greater breeding progress, capacity strengthening and greater impact.

The Scientist will seek to combine multiple characteristics including virus resistance, heat tolerance, late blight resistance and consumer qualities through interdisciplinary and participatory research.

The Scientist will ensure the implementation of state-of-the art potato breeding and deployment approaches in the Tropical Highlands Potato Program; and interact with partners on potato research and germplasm needs, germplasm deployment and use of CIP potato germplasm.

Conditions: The employment contract will be for a three-year term. Employment conditions include an attractive remuneration package, including health care, home leave, and other benefits. Regional and international travel is required. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.

How to Apply
Respond no later than: 
Friday, May 14, 2010

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 Rosario Marcovich at The reference of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message. Screening of applications will begin on April 5, 2010 and will continue until the post is filled.