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UM6P CEDOC- CSAES : Genetic characterization and mechanisms involved in hessian fly resistance - Benguerir

Enseignement - Secteur Enseignement / Formation

  • Moins de 1 an
  • 1 poste(s) sur Marrakech et région - Maroc
  • Bac +5 et plus Minimum

Recherche de nouveauté Besoin de réflexion Respect des règles Organisation Extraversion

  • CDD
  • Télétravail : Non
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Entreprise :

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa. Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

Poste :

Department: AgroBiosciences program, College for Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Science, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Benguerir, Morocco.

Project Background

Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say) is a destructive insect pest in most wheat growing regions. In Morocco, this insect causes around 35% wheat yield losses during dry years. The most effective management option for controlling Hessian fly is the use of resistant wheat cultivars carrying specific resistance genes. Previously, studies by ICARDA/UM6P have identified multiple wheat accessions that are resistant to Hessian fly. Furthermore, the resistance was shown to stem from a Triticum araraticum introgression on chromosome 6B.

The candidate of this PhD position will work on the further characterization of the described Hessian fly resistance gene. The candidate will work on the further fine-mapping of the loci, using genotypic and next-generation sequencing data. Furthermore, the candidate will use multiple laboratories and field based techniques to further study the expression and function of candidate genes, as well as their proteins. The aim of this project will be to identify the gene of interest and discover novel biological insight about the mechanisms involved in hessian fly resistance.

Key duties:

The PhD will be expected to:

  • Conduct research as part of the project team
  • Characterization of Hessian fly resistance gene
  • Conduct fine-mapping of the loci, using genotypic and next-generation sequencing data.
  • Understanding of mechanisms involved in hessian fly resistance.
  • Publish in high impact journals in the field.

Applications and selection procedure:

Applications must be submitted on the hiring platform.

The application folder must contain:

  • A cover letter indicating the position applied for and the main research interests and motivations.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Contact information of 2 references

The candidates will be shortlisted and will be invited to an interview.


Profil recherché :

Criteria of the candidate

  • BSc or MSc in Biology, Plant Physiology or Breeding, Genetics or other related sciences
  • Knowledge of plant research and molecular techniques
  • Knowledge of quantitative genetics
  • Experience in R or Python would be valued.
  • Proficiency in the English language both spoken and written is necessary.

Adresse de notre siège :

Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, Ben Guerir 43150

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