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Assistant/Associate Professor: Molecular Plant Breeder/ Plant Molecular Biologist
Sultan Qaboos University

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2018
Title Assistant/Associate Professor: Molecular Plant Breeder/ Plant Molecular Biologist
University Sultan Qaboos University
Muscat, Oman
Department Crop Sciences
Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2018
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Job Description: Molecular Plant Breeder/ Plant Molecular Biologist
The College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences at SQU, the national University of the Sultanate of Oman, provides a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, research and extension activities. All instruction is in English and an earned PhD is a minimum requirement for academic appointments. The University is located near the capital area and close to excellent international schools and unique natural recreational areas. Apart from an attractive tax-free base salary, SQU offers free furnished accommodation, free medical care, including a hospital and family clinic on campus, excellent recreational facilities on campus, end of service gratuity, subsidized schooling for up to two children, 60 days annual leave with return air tickets and rolling two and three-year contracts. General information about the University and the College is available on the university’s World Wide Web Homepage The College has vacancies for academic staff in the Department of Crop Sciences for the academic year 2019/2020 (Approximate joining date: August, 2019).

Assistant/Associate Professor: Molecular Plant Breeder/ Plant Molecular Biologist
The Department of Crop Sciences is seeking a candidate to teach and conduct basic and applied research in the field of molecular plant breeding/biology.
 Develop and teach introductory and advanced courses in Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and other related courses.
 Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student research.
 Provide advising to postgraduate and undergraduate students.
 Attract research funds from national and international sources.
 Conduct research in areas related to Plant breeding, Molecular Plant Biology, Plant Genomics, Proteomics, Transcriptomics and related areas.
 Publication in ISI-indexed peer-reviewed journals, and participation in departmental, college, and university-wide committees and activities.
Selection Criteria:
 Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology/Plant Breeding/Plant Biotechnology/Genomics (or a related field).
 Research experience in genomics, molecular breeding, molecular biology, proteomics, transcriptomics, next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics and/or genetics.
 Must have a track record of publications in ISI-indexed peer-reviewed journals in the field of Plant Genomics and Molecular Plant Breeding, especially in the last 5 years.
 Experience in teaching courses related to the field will be a distinct advantage.
 A track record of securing funding and successful completion of projects.
Further Details:
Dr. Rhonda Janke, Department of Crop Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, PO Box 34, Al-Khod 123, Sultanate of Oman, Phone: (+ 968) 2414 1214, Fax: (+ 968) 2441 3418, Email:
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Interested candidates are requested to submit applications including a statement of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three referees to:

Head, Department of Crop Sciences
College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University
PO Box 34, PC 123
Al-Khod, Oman

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Applications must be received by the 1st of December, 2018.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment in any particular case. It also reserves the right to add more criteria during the screening and selection process

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Rhonda R. Janke
    Crop Sciences
    Sultan Qaboos University
  • 968 2414 1214
  • 968 2441 8418


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