Tailored opportunities: two PhD positions in plant protection


  • 3-year doctoral training by research: start: March 2020, end: Dec 2022
  • The first PhD position (Project 3) is based at icipe’s Duduville Campus at Nairobi, Nairobi City County, Kenya but with field work in key maize production regions in Kenya
  • The second PhD position (Project 4) is based at icipe’s Duduville Campus at Nairobi, Nairobi City County, Kenya as well but with field work in Kenya.
  • For more information on the available projects go here
  • Please note: Successful candidates will develop a full proposal and register with a University after they commence their PhD programme at icipe.


  • MSc degree in biology, crop protection, entomology or a related fields.
  • Previous experience with conducting field experiments and lab bioassays, economic threshold assessment of pest and disease might be helpful
  • A good knowledge about design of field-, Screenhouse- and lab experiments, data modelling and multivariate analysis will be of help in the project.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum pass of second-class, upper division.
  • The Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.
  • The applicant must be a national of Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda.
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • A good command of the English language (written & spoken).
  • Completed application form and accompanying supporting documents submitted online.


Closing date for applications: 15th January 2020


Go to the online application platform by clicking here to apply and upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (please use the Europass Format: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu)
  • Certified copies of official university certificates and transcripts, and any other professional or academic certificates. Please combine into 1 file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading. For pdf files, can reduce the size using the online tool at https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf
  • Copy of a signed recommendation letter from your employer (if currently employed) or University where MSc was undertaken. The letter must be on institute letterhead.
  • Close-up photograph in colour of your full head and upper shoulders
  • Copy of National ID
  • Copy of Passport biodata page (the page that has your picture and personal details)

For more details on this opportunity, click here.

Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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