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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information: www.cimmyt.org
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    Quantitative Genetics Specialist

    Job Summary

    By providing one-on-one consultation, workshops and online communication via the platform’s purpose built ‘toolbox,’ the successful candidate will contribute to raising standards of breeding operations at CGIAR and NARS breeding programs in line with targets set by EiB.
    The position will be based at the Headquarters in CIMMYT (Mexico), and will involve significant international travel.

    Responsibilities

    • Engaging with member breeding teams to create awareness of new tools and approaches for optimizing breeding pipelines.
    • Working with breeders to design and evaluate new and current breeding schemes through simulation, retrospective analysis and pilot testing.
    • Developing strategy in collaboration with breeders and developing plans to optimize the use of new breeding tools and methodologies.
    • Mentoring and consulting with the partner breeding community.
    • Contribute to the development of a training strategy and materials for implementation.
    • Leading and contributing to both virtual and hands-on training and mentorship activities targeted at member breeding teams in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
      Providing support to internal and external reviews and evaluations.
    • Contributing to publications derived from the breeding optimization project.

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