Latest Jobs Opening at AgriSeedCo Nigeria Limited on 2016

AgriSeedCo Nigeria Limited – In response to the current efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria to boost Agricultural Productivity, create employment opportunities, enhance rural farmers income and food security, the company is at the forefront of making available high yielding disease resistant maize hybrids that is transforming the agricultural landscape and fortune of the country in conjunction with her collaborating partners.

POSITION : Line Development Maize Breeder (West Africa/Tropical Lowland)

 

Job Summary

  • In close consultation with the Seed Co West Africa (SCOWA) business unit and global maize breeding lead, the maize breeder will implement the maize breeding strategy for Tropical Lowland/ West and Central Africa. And also be called upon to support seed production, extension and marketing functions in the SBUs of the SC group across Africa.
  • The objectives will be achieved by generating and developing a pipeline of yellow maize inbred lines and making hybrid combinations for advancement and release in the tropical lowland environments in western and central Africa. This entails assessment of introductions, implementation of crossing plans, selection schemes and establishing the product testing network in target regions of product deployment.

Qualifications

  • At least a MSc in Plant Breeding, A PhD will be an advantage; Computer literacy
  • Ability to work both in a diverse research team and independently is crucial
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a maize breeding programme
  • Knowledge of tropical lowland germplasm and product requirements will be an added advantage
  • Data analysis and result presentation
  • Communication skills are essential.

How To Apply

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae and brief profile electronically using their location & position applied for as the subject of the mail to: job@saroafrica.com.ng

Note: Kindly use job title and location as mail subject.