Plant Breeding Automation/Mechanization Lead

Excellence in Breeding Team
One of the CGIAR centers in Asia, Africa or Latin America
Job Category
Jobs Available for All Current Students, Jobs Available for Bachelor Students, Jobs Available for Master Students, Jobs Available for PhD Students
Last Date to Apply
when filled

Looking for an Engineering, Automation and Mechanization Lead for the Excellence in Breeding (EiB) team, a newly created platform being built from the ground up by major grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the CGIAR and managed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

The EiB has a focus on modern methodology and processes that will produce higher genetic gains in crops for the developing world; see

This candidate will bring his or her experience in using technologies, mechanization and engineering to improve the quality of phenotypic data while driving down costs and increasing throughput.


Required academic qualifications:

  • Degree in engineering, agricultural science or related degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience in automation and mechanization of breeding operations
  • In-depth understanding of practical breeding applications and logistical constraints relevant to breeding programs, especially in systems that could be desirable in low- or lower middle-income countries
  • Qualifications and Complete Job Description

    Interested candidates should contact:
    Dave Jensen, Managing Director - CareerTrax: or
    Linda Todten, Research Associate - CareerTrax: or (928) 282-5366

Contact Person
Dave Jensen
Contact Phone
(928) 274-2266
Contact eMail
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