Associate Scientist in Wheat Physiology

  • Added Date: Monday, 10 August 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 24 August 2020

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYTยฎ, is a not-for-profit agricultural research for development organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information:

CIMMYT is seeking an experienced and result-oriented professional for the position Associate Scientist in Wheat Physiology to work in the Global Wheat Program.

The position will be based in CIMMYTโ€™s campus in Texcoco, State of Mexico, located 45 km northeast of Mexico City, Mexico.

Specific duties:

  • Lead research activities in crop physiology with a principal focus in photosynthesis, respiration, day/night transpiration and partitioning of assimilates to yield in an international collaborative context.
  • Supervise and coordinate PhD students and visitors research activities in collaboration with Head of Wheat Physiology and wheat scientists.
  • Collaborate with remote sensing and wheat pre-breeding activities in CIMMYT and with partners.
  • Supervise field and laboratory research technicians.
  • Collate, curate and apply statistical analysis to research data sets.
  • Write technical reports to funding agencies and provide support to the development of project proposals.
  • Publish in high impact peer-reviewed journals.
  • Support general activities of Wheat Physiology Group including for example, in house training.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • PhD in plant physiology, breeding, genetics of wheat or another crop.
  • Required experience in photosynthesis/respiration research and use of IRGA, preferably in the field.
  • Work experience in management and analysis of complex scientific data, in a biotechnology and/or crop research context.
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written English. Spanish is a plus.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Flexibility to travel and spend extended periods in NW-Mexico (Cd. Obregon, Sonora) and occasionally travel abroad to meet collaborators.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Communication, Teamwork, Critical Thinking and Client Orientation.

The position is for an initial fixed-term for three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYTโ€™s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, car, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for childrenโ€™s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This position will remain open until filled.

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.

This vacancy is archived.

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