CIAT (Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral scientist for a two-year contract with a possible extension to three.

The position requires a person with a Ph.D. in pathology with emphasis on genetics and considerable field experience. Be part of a project team and collaborate with breeder in development of genotypes resistant to important fungal and bacterial diseases of common bean. Apply molecular techniques to the analysis of pathotype variation and host-pathogen co-evolution. Contribute to breeding strategies for stable resistance that incorporate pyramiding of resistance genes and the use of marker assisted selection. Skills are required in statistics, writing projects and journal articles, project management, teamwork with colleagues in CIAT and in national programs, and communication in English.

Fluency in Spanish desirable. Salary and conditions will be internationally competitive.

Please send letter of application, c.v. names, fax / e-mail and addresses of three referees by March 15, 1997 to Dr. Aart van Schoonhoven, Director, Germplasm Division, CIAT, A.A. 67-13, Cali, Colombia; tel. (57-2) 445-0000, fax (57-2) 445-0073; .

CIAT is a non-profit organization with almost 100 internationally recruited scientists earning competitive salary packages. It is based in Cali, Colombia, a hospitable large city at the foothills of the Andes. The climate is pleasant; housing, schooling and health services are excellent.

CIAT is an international and equal opportunity employer and believes that the diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. CIAT is interested in increasing this diversity of its staff and particularly encourages applications from both women and developing country professionals