Plant Breeder at Leverage Seeds Limited


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Plant Breeder at Leverage Seeds Limited

Leverage Seeds Limited   is an indigenous seed company helping farmers maximize their profit through provision of genetically pure seeds of improved crop varieties, affordable fertilizers, and agrochemicals, as well as training of farmers on Good Agricultural Practices for bumper harvest. We are also into agricultural consulting services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Plant Breeder

Location: Funtua, Katsina
Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of workplans, planting programs and budgets for breeding nurseries, field trials and seed production activities.
  • Design and management of breeding nurseries, field trials and seed production fields
  • Supervision of selection of farmers for out-growers’ scheme and provision of technical backstopping to farmers for seed production activities.
  • Advancement of knowledge of plant breeding techniques
  • Drafting of technical reports and publication
  • Development of stress tolerant maize, soybean, cowpea, and rice varieties
  • Selection of parent lines for cross breeding
  • Hybrid seed production in maize, and rice
  • Liaison with research institutes for varietal release process
  • Liaison with commercial plant breeders, scientists, and funding bodies
  • Monitoring of competitors’ activities and setting of product profile in the market
  • Supervision of the establishment of demos and high-way seed drops
  • Management and capacity building of support and technical staff
  • Training of field staff on data collection and analysis
  • Training of farmers on yield enhancement techniques.
  • Setting up research trials, data analysis and interpretation of results
  • Conduct of field trials to assess germplasm for genetic diversity and characterization of germplasm for tolerance to stresses
  • Identification of desirable traits for seed improvement through genetic variation
  • Any other responsibility assigned to him by the Line Manager or the Management staff.

Qualifications

  • Candidates should possess a Ph.D or Master's Degree with at least 2 years work experience.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV to:  [email protected]  with a copy to:  [email protected]  Subject of e-mail should be the position being applied for “Plant Breeder at Leverage Seeds Limited"

Application Deadline  5th July, 2022.

Note:  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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