• PhD degree in Plant Breeding or associated discipline.
• A minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience in potato breeding including practical field breeding and the use of population genetics approaches.
• Excellent knowledge of genetics, plant protection, statistics and assessment and use of Genotype x Environment interaction for breeding and variety development.
• Knowledge of marker-assisted selection tools and strategies for breeding vegetatively-propagated crops. • Relevant publications in international peer-reviewed journals. • Experience in experimental design, agronomy and field experimentation; excellent computer literacy, and data management skills.
• Strong communication and networking skills; Interest and demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
• Knowledge of project management and team coordination business concepts.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; knowledge of French, Portuguese and/or Spanish would be an asset.
• Strong team player, self-motivated, goal-oriented and committed to shared goals.
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.