ICBA is seeking a dynamic and motivated biological scientist for the position of Plant Physiologist. Candidates are sought with a demonstrated ability and R&D experience in plant physiology. The ideal candidate will have a background including studies of plant reactions to physical and biological stressors.
The Plant Physiologist will work closely with ICBA breeders, geneticists, and soil/water experts to conduct research on testing crops (varieties) and determining yield and resistance to abiotic stresses. His/her tasks will also include designing and carrying out variety testing experiments and developing projects to identify varieties with increased yield and quality for salt-tolerant crops produced in marginal environments.
- Identify salt-tolerant varieties that have increased yield and improved quality through variety testing;
- Identify the best salt-tolerant crop species for new product lines;
- Improve yield stability and nutritional qualities, and support research on new high-yielding salt-tolerant varieties, and novel growing methods;
- Design and manage ongoing experiments, analyze data, present results, and support decisions on yield and quality testing;
- Develop and run crop models for crops under marginal conditions;
- Develop, fundraise for and execute projects related to soil management in line with ICBA’s mandate;
- Publish research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals with high journal impact factors;
- Develop strong national, regional and international partnerships and collaborate within existing networks;
- Develop and take part in workshops, conferences and training programs for scientists and regional specialists in soil management;
- Supervise associate scientists, technicians and field workers.
- PhD in Plant Physiology or related fields with a demonstrated interest in integrating across multiple dimensions of the food system;
- At least 5 years of experience in plant physiology research; preferably with regional or international research experience;
- Good publication record;
- Proven success in obtaining research grant funding from international donors;
- Proven capacity to work within multidisciplinary and international research teams and projects;
- Effective communication skills, with an emphasis on presenting and disseminating research information;
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Working knowledge of statistics and database management
- Knowledge of Arabic and/or French
Qualified candidates are requested to submit the following to HR Section at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter
- Updated curriculum vitae
- Three references
Applications should be sent with the subject line “Plant Physiologist”.