Line Development Maize Breeder (West Africa/Tropical Lowland) Job at AgriSeed Co Nigeria Limited

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

Company: AgriSeed Co Nigeria Limited  

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA Phd/Fellowship

Experience: 5 years

Location: Kaduna, Nigeria

Job Field: Agriculture/Agro-Allied


AgriSeed Co Nigeria Limited a joint venture Seed

Company offering high quality seed to enhance

Nigeria farmers and nation's productivity requires a

sound marketing professional to coordinate the

sales, extension and marketing functions of the SBU

aimed at bringing the highly productive seed to the

end user and creating the top of mind awareness for

the product across the maize growing belt of Nigeria.


Job Description: – 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 M.Sc 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.

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