Line Development Maize Breeder at AgriSeed Co. Nigeria Limited

AgriSeed Co Nigeria Limited a joint venture Seed Company offering high quality seed to enhance Nigeria farmers and nation’s productivity requires a sound marketing professional to coordinate the sales, extension and marketing functions of the SBU aimed job atbringing the highly productive seed to the end user and creating the top of mind awareness for the product across the maize growing belt of Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Line Development Maize Breeder (West Africa/Tropical Lowland)

Location: Kaduna

Job Description

  • The objectives will be achieved by generating and developing a pipeline of yellow maize inbred lines and making hybrid combinations for advancement and release in the tropical lowland environments in western and central Africa.
  • This entails assessment of introductions, implementation of crossing plans, selection schemes and establishing the product testing network in target regions of product deployment.


  • At least a M.Sc in Plant Breeding, A PhD will be an advantage; Computer literacy
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  • Ability to work both in a diverse research team and independently is crucial
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a maize breeding programme
  • Knowledge of tropical lowland germplasm and product requirements will be an added advantage
  • Data analysis and result presentation
  • Communication skills are essential.

Application Closing Date
12th October, 2016.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to:

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