The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit agricultural research for development organization with partners in over 100 countries.
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CIMMYT is looking an outstanding, motivated candidate for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow / Associate Scientist working on wheat rust resistance genetics and pathology.
The position offers an outstanding career opportunity for researchers interested in global wheat research.
The position is available initially for 2 years and the successful candidate will conduct studies to identify, characterize and utilize novel sources of resistance to rusts from the existing improved germplasm and from genetic resources.
The candidate will contribute to collaborative research between CIMMYT and other institutions on molecular genetics, rust pathology and wheat breeding.
implementing molecular marker assisted selection, rust pathology and contribute to breeding focusing on additive, minor genes based resistance into widely adapted cultivars.
Travel to CIMMYT experimental stations in Mexico and established rust phenotyping platforms will be required.
The position is based at CIMMYT’s campus in Texcoco, State of Mexico, located 45 km northeast of Mexico City, Mexico.
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Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes :
The position is for an initial fixed-term for two (2) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds.
CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, car, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.
CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.
Women are encouraged to apply.