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Plant Breeder - Science & Industrial Research & Development Centre (SIRDC)

Location: Harare

Summary

The SIRDC, a Research & Development (R & D) and Technology Transfer organization, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the above senior position:

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Planning and executing plant breeding programmes.
  • Providing leadership in the breeding programmes for plant and crops of economic and national importance.
  • Conducting field multilocation evaluation trials. Bulking of germplasm for various crops in summer and winter nurseries.
  • Analyzing data at the end of each season and present data timeously.
  • Leading and motivating staff in the crop and plant breeding programmes.
  • Cooperating with farmers, farmer organization and stakeholders in the agriculture industry. Preparing written reports and presentations on plant breeding research findings.
  • Registration and commercialization of new and improved crop varieties.
  • Carrying out any other related duties that Management may assign from time to time. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum qualification is a Master's degree in Plant Breeding with a PhD degree being an added advantage.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years working experience in a breeding programmes, possess an excellent grasp of biometry/biostatistics and ability to analyse, interpret and present data. 

How To Apply

Salaries and Benefits: 

We offer a competitive package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Details will be disclosed to successful candidates. Interested candidates should send four (4) detailed C.Vs and application letters stating present salary, date of availability, names and addresses of three contactable referees,contact telephone numbers/e-mail and addresses to:

Post to: 

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SIRDC 

 P.O. Box 6640

HARARE 

ZIMBABWE

Or Hand Delivery To: 

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SIRDC

P.O. Box 1574 ROAD 

HATCLIFFE

HARARE 

ZIMBABWE 

Or email to: ceo@sirdc.ac.zw 

NB: We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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