Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) Vacancy for a highly skilled research technician

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is looking for a highly skilled research technician
qualified to be based at the experimental station of 700 ha of AfricaRice in M’Bé, near Bouaké,
in Ivory Coast.
About AfricaRice
AfricaRice is a leading pan-African rice research organization, committed to
improving livelihoods through strong science and effective partnerships.
AfricaRice is one of 15 international agricultural research centers
the CGIAR System Organization (CSO). It is also an intergovernmental association
consisting of 26 Member States covering West, Central, Eastern and Northern Africa.
Under the guidance and guidance of the Head of the Genetic Resources Unit, the
Research Technician will assist the Genetic Resources Officer with a view to
to improve the performance targets of the Genebank.
He / she will also be responsible for:
1. Implement the method of developing lines from a seed in order
to obtain pure lines from seed lots of an accession prior to their
Molecular and agro-morphological characterizations
2. Manage and update genetic stock databases and their distribution
3. Collect samples of genebank accessions from the field and in the field.
4. Extract, control the quality and quantity of DNA using the appropriate equipment
5. Collaborate with field agents and those who authenticate seeds for
ensure the genetic integrity of regenerated accessions as well as the identification of
species before seed conservation
6. Perform germination tests on seed samples prior to distribution and
download the results in the ARGIS desktop / Global Grin app.
7. Perform any other duties that the supervisor may assign.
Qualifications / selection criteria
Education: Hold a BTS or BSc in Bioscience or any field
Professional experience: Have at least three years of experience in the field
of agriculture / experimental fields.
Knowledge and key skills:
Have knowledge of rice research. Have a good knowledge of Ms Office.
Be willing to work in a multicultural team.
Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Being able to take initiatives
The selected candidates must have a perfect command of French and / or English
(oral and written) with a working knowledge of the other language.
Terms and conditions
o This is a local station.
o AfricaRice offers attractive salary and benefits in a work environment
collegial and gender sensitive.
o The initial contract is two years with a possibility of renewal.
Application procedure
Send an application file (a detailed CV and supporting documents for the position)
with the names and addresses (telephone / fax / e-mail) of three reference persons at
[email protected] by specifying in the subject: “Recruitment Process – Technician
of research “.
Applications are admissible until Thursday, May 31, 2018.
AfricaRice promotes equal opportunities. AfricaRice is convinced that the diversity of its
The staff contributes to excellence and encourages women candidates,
people with disabilities, and nationals of developing countries.
We thank all applicants but only short-listed candidates
will be contacted.
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