Détails de l'annonce
Poste proposé : Plant Pathologist
The Plant Pathologist will undertake activities related to the breeding pipelines for rainfed lowland, upland and irrigated ecologies under the Genetic Diversity and Improvement (GDI)Research Programme.
S / He will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team working to sustain and improve the productivity of rice-based systems in Africa in line with AfricaRice’s mission and mandate.
Under the supervision of the Programme Leader, the Plant Pathologist will be responsible of the following activities :
Lead the Plant Pathology and Seed Health Unit;
Maintain the collection of reference strains and ensure the production of inoculum to test breeding materials;
Maintain the sets of differential lines and relevant breeding lines;
Characterize the rice pathogens and understand host-pathogen relations and disease resistance in rice across Africa;
Identify new sources of resistance to the key rice diseases prevailing in Africa and implement the strategy to increase the frequency of resistance alleles in advanced rice lines;
Evaluate breeding materials for disease resistances in confined and / or field conditions;
Support national programs with the diagnosis of new pathogen outbreaks and epidemics;
Promote seed health and safe transfer of germplasm best practices;
Mobilize resources for research;
Write project reports;
Provide degree and non-degree trainings of students and NARS partners;
Play the role of AfricaRice’s focal point for pathology and seed health, in interacting and collaborating within and outside
Profil recherché pour le poste : Plant Pathologist
The selected candidate should possess :
PhD in Plant Pathology or other related crop sciences.
A minimum of five (05) years’ experience in plant pathology research activities.
Knowledge and key competencies
Demonstrated deep knowledge in plant pathogen diagnosis tools, host-pathogen interactions, and data analysis;
Demonstrated skills in project management;
Demonstrated skills in scientific writing;
Highly self-motivated and result-oriented;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and comfortable to work in multicultural environments.
Fluency (oral and written) in either English or French 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 three (03) years with the possibility for renewal under funds availability
Only online applications will be considered (If you encounter any technical issue on the career site during your application, or you are prevented to proceed with your application until its final completion : Please kindly revert to us along with the screenshot of the issue through this email : ) .
Applications are not allowed through this email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Plant Pathologist Métier : Production, maintenance, qualitéR&D, gestion de projets Secteur d activité : Agriculture, pêche, aquacultureAgroalimentaireIndustrie, production, fabrication, autres Type de contrat : CDI Région : Abidjan Niveau d'expérience : Expérience entre 5 ans et 10 ans Niveau d'études : Bac+4 Nombre de poste(s) : 1