Conduct research in potato to design and implement biotechnology strategies to confer host resistance to multiple diseases of the potato.
Remain current on molecular biology including genome editing approaches amenable to crop improvement by participating in professional meetings and career development activities.
Establish collaborative research initiatives to identify new genes contributing to disease resistance in potato.
Identify and exploit useful novel techniques to speed up the processes of development and characterization of transgenic potatoes.
Participate in field evaluations of the developed transgenic potatoes.
Design original research related to the institution program priorities to develop publications in peer-reviewed journals of international significance.
Contribute to fund raising initiative by jointly developing research ideas, concept notes, and proposals with the relevant teams within CIP and with external partners.
PhD in in molecular biology or related fields.
At least 4 years of international experience with genetically engineered plants, preferably potato, and lab techniques such as: PCR, RT-PCR, Southern blotting, sub-cloning, genome sequencing and bioinformatics
Good communication abilities to scientists and to the public.
Track record of relevant scientific publications.
Research experience in sub-Saharan Africa is an asset.
Good capabilities to supervise and mentor young staff.
Knowledge of project management.
Strong team player, self-motivated, goal-oriented and committed to shared goals.
Ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment.
Commitment to work in a multi-partner, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
Excellent level in written and spoken English.
Good working environment
Great career opportunity in an international organization.
Salary will be internationally competitive, paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience.
Comprehensive international insurance coverage.
Attractive retirement plan.
Three-year term contract with the possibility of renewal.