|Job Title:||Post-Doctoral Scientist – Feed and Forages Biosciences|
|Employer:||International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)|
|Job Location:||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral Scientist for its Feed & Forage Biosciences program, a new research program established to build capacity in upstream research on feeds and forages. The program aims to take advantage of opportunities afforded by recent scientific developments in genomics and related sciences, together with the extensive collection of genetic resources held in ILRI’s forage genebank.
ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. www.ilri.org
ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of approximately 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of around USD 83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.www.cgiar.org
The role will contribute to the team working in the area of forage genetic resource evaluation and exploitation, more specifically to carry out research related to gene discovery and genomics assisted improvement of forages. This is a laboratory and bioinformatics based position, activities include:
Post location: The position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Position level: Post-doctoral level.
Duration: The position is on a 2 year fixed term contract.
Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portalhttp://ilri.simplicant.com/, the position will remain open until filled. The position title and reference number: F&F/Bios/04/2016should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.
Those who had already applied in response to our advertisement no. F&F/Bios/04/2016 need NOT apply again.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/
ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.