To pend up to 6 months in one month intervals working in Kenya with the CIMMYT maize program from 2019 to 2021. The majority of the time will be spend in Ethiopia. Student will conduct nurseries and field trials in Ethiopia and will visit Kenya at intervals to work with CIMMYT on MLN artificial inoculation trials, molecular breeding of populations, and DH development.
Experience in applied plant breeding with excellent understanding of basic plant breeding principles, solid experience in experimental design and analysis, good understanding of statistics and quantitative genetics, and familiarity with plant pathology. Reasonable computer skills and willingness to acquire necessary familiarity and working knowledge of appropriate software packages.