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Title

Entomologist

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Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location
Town/City Palmira, Colombia
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 15/08/2008
Company Name International Centre for Tropical Agriculture
Contact Name
Email o.l.cruz@cgiar.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Description

CIAT is one of 15 not-for-profit centers funded mainly by various countries that make up the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), private foundations, international, and regional organizations. CIAT conducts socially and environmentally progressive research aimed at reducing hunger and poverty, and preserving natural resources in developing countries. The Center offers internationally competitive salary packages, is an equal opportunity employer, and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality. Women and candidates from Latin America, Africa, and Asia are particularly encouraged to apply.

CIAT is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Entomologist in the area of insect plant interactions and integrated pest management strategies. The position offers an outstanding career opportunity for a young researcher interested in international agricultural and tropical entomology research. The researcher will be part of a multidisciplinary team working on the major pest problems of common bean, Brachiaria grass, and cassava, resistance to major pests and insecticide resistance management, and would be supported by well trained national staff.

Responsibilities

The candidate will be expected to direct undergraduate and graduate students research projects; cooperate in resistance breeding projects.

Requirements

  • Recent PhD in entomology.
  • General knowledge of plant breeding.
  • Strong background in relevant molecular techniques is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of the Spanish language is desirable but not essential.

Terms of employment

The position will be based in CIAT headquarters (Palmira, Colombia).

The contract would initially be for a two-year period, renewable depending on performance.

Screening of CVs for this position will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries and applications, including an application letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of three professional references (including telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail address) should be sent to Olga Lucía Cruz (o.l.cruz@cgiar.org).

All received applications will be acknowledged, but only short listed applicants will be contacted further.

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