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. Please refer to our website for more information: www.cimmyt.org.
CIMMYT seeks an outstanding early-career scientist to join our biometrics and statistics team at the Genetic Resources Program. This is a great opportunity for a recent PhD graduate to work with multi-disciplinary teams conducting applied research to benefit resource-poor farmers around the world. The selected candidate’s expertise in experimental design and data analysis can contribute to methods development for integrating genomic, remote sensing, and other “big data” into efficient decision-support tools for our scientists. S/he will be a member of our Biometrics and Statistics Unit (BSU), contributing to global capacity development activities and research methods development and publications.
The position will be based at CIMMYT’s headquarters in Texcoco, Mexico.
Publish (author or co-author) significant results in high impact, peer-reviewed journals. Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:
PhD degree in statistics, biometrics or quantitative genetics with strong background in statistical analysis and computing.
Experience in one or more of the following areas: statistical analysis, mixed linear models, analysis of molecular data, machine learning, quantitative genetics,
Good knowledge of the following statistical software: SAS, R, ASReml.
Programming experience in SAS, R or other programming language such as C++.
Experience with biometrics and statistical analysis in relation to plant breeding or plant research activities.
Desire and ability to work respectfully and inclusively in a diverse, multicultural, multidisciplinary work environment.
The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Teamwork, Collaboration, Innovation and Creativity, Flexibility/Adaptability.
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
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