Graduate Intern – Plant Breeding || Tobacco Research Board

  • Harare

Tobacco Research Board

DUE : 30 DEC 2022

The position is responsible for providing technical support to Research and Extension programs within the Plant Breeding Division. The incumbent should have exceptional organizational skills, a hands-on approach to work and very good engagement skills. The position reports to the Head of the Division. This is a two-year internship programme.

Identifying traits in tobacco and industrial hemp plants that are desirable for commercial use, such as disease resistance, increased yield, or improved growth rates
Conducting research on plant breeding methods, new technology developments, and new product ideas
Developing new strains of tobacco and industrial hemp plants that meet specific criteria
Selecting the best tobacco and industrial hemp plants to breed based on desired traits and characteristics
Developing breeding strategies to produce tobacco and industrial hemp plants with the desired characteristics, including selecting parents with desired traits that can be passed on to offspring
Participate in synergy and collaborative activities within all Plant breeding Skills Groups.

Implement and manage assigned projects from beginning to end.
Writing technical publications, weekly and monthly reports timeously.
Assisting undergraduate students with thesis projects and experiments.
Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Degree in Plant breeding, Biotechnology or Biological Sciences or a closely related field.
A minimum of 1-year relevant work experience is required.

Interested candidates should submit applications with a detailed CV, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications to the Head Human Resources on on or before 30 December 2022. All documents should be merged on one document. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.