Position Description: As a member of the Global Genetic Enhancement Program, the Scientist will contribute to more effective use of potato genetic resources, greater breeding progress, capacity strengthening and greater impact.
The Scientist will seek to combine multiple characteristics including virus resistance, heat tolerance, late blight resistance and consumer qualities through interdisciplinary and participatory research.
The Scientist will ensure the implementation of state-of-the art potato breeding and deployment approaches in the Tropical Highlands Potato Program; and interact with partners on potato research and germplasm needs, germplasm deployment and use of CIP potato germplasm.
Conditions: The employment contract will be for a three-year term. Employment conditions include an attractive remuneration package, including health care, home leave, and other benefits. Regional and international travel is required. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.