International recruitment for Senior Scientist-legume pathology at ICRISAT

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International recruitment for Senior Scientist-legume pathology at ICRISAT

ICRISAT is seeking applications from dynamic and highly innovative Legume/Cereal Pathologist to work in cereals (sorghum and pearl millet) and legumes (groundnut) in collaboration with breeders, entomologists and molecular biologists. The position will be based at ICRISAT-Bamako, but will have overall responsibilities to work in collaboration with ICRISAT scientists based in WCA, and with the NARS and other partners in the region.
ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and is supported by more than 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. ICRISAT with its Headquarters located in India has regional centers and research teams in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. In WCA, ICRISAT has its regional hub in Mali and country programs in Niger and Nigeria. For more details, see
The Job :
1. Plan and execute R4D on regionally important diseases of cereals (sorghum and pearl millet) and legumes (groundnut) to address the knowledge gaps in epidemiology, pathogenic variability, host plant resistance and alternative disease management strategies.
2. Develop disease management strategies
3. Work with crop improvement scientists to develop improved cultivars with resistance to major disease in the region Organize and conduct multi-location disease nurseries.
4. Organize and conduct on-farm trials and impart training to partner scientists and extension
workers on integrated disease management.
5. Analyze, summarize and interpret the data of the experiments conducted in laboratory, greenhouse and on station and on-farm trials.
6. Prepare reports and research papers for publication in the reputed journals.
7. Develop project proposal for donor funding.
The Person :
1. Must have a PhD from a reputed university in Plant Pathology with 5 to 10 years of post-doctoral experience as a plant pathologist at a research institute/university/private sector company.
2. Knowledge of epidemiology, pathogenic variation and host plant resistance, and their
application in crop improvement is essential.
3. A proven record of conventional plant pathology, with knowledge and application of molecular techniques as evidenced by scientific publications in refereed journals.
4. Knowledge in diseases modeling
5. Theoretical knowledge of genetics and plant breeding is desirable
6. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, with good skills in French also.
7. Should have aptitude to work collegially and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural environments.
8. Willingness to travel in the region and globally.
Employment Conditions : This is an internationally recruited staff position with an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars. The position is initially for three years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent and funding availability. An attractive compensation will be offered for the right candidate.
How to apply : Applicants should apply on or before 30 April 2012 by email to: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%49%43%52%49%53%41%54%6a%6f%62%73%40%63%67%69%61%72%2e%6f%72%67%22%3e%49%43%52%49%53%41%54%6a%6f%62%73%40%63%67%69%61%72%2e%6f%72%67%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')), with a letter of motivation, a full Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. The reference name of the position (Scientist/Senior Scientist-Legume/Cereal Pathology-WCA), should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the email. Screening of applications will begin in May 2012 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline : 30.04.12

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