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Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh-502324
 CIMMYT- India seeks applications from Indian nationals for Maize Molecular Breeder position, to be based at its sister institute ICRISAT, in Patancheru, Hyderabad

Name of Post: Special Project Scientist/ Scientist (Post Doctoral)-Maize Breeding
The Job: CIMMYT is looking for an innovative, results-oriented agricultural scientist with excellent skills in plant molecular breeding to support the development of high-yielding, abiotic stress-tolerant maize germplasm. The Maize Molecular Breeder will focus on marker-assisted germplasm enhancement applications for South and South East Asia.

Candidate Profile / qualifications:
    * Ph.D. in Plant breeding
    * Familiarity with field- and lab-based techniques relevant to maize germplasm characterization and development, with a background of quantitative genetics. This includes knowledge of experimental designs, management of glass house, and field management.
    * Track record in applying molecular marker-based approaches for genetic analyses and/or improvement of oligogenic and complex traits in crop plants
    * Excellent computer skills and experience in using relevant software for statistical, biometrical and molecular marker analysis
    * Demonstrated ability to publish in refereed scientific journals.
    * Proficiency in spoken and written English. An ability in spoken Hindi and/or Telugu is desirable.
    * Interest in international agricultural research and development
    * Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
    * Be ready to travel as per requirement of project activities

Compensation:
This position will be initially for two years, and renewable based on the performance of the incumbent. An attractive compensation will be offered.

Last Date: 15 February 2011

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