Internship - Banana Fusarium Wilt Single-Cell Mutagenesis

International Atomic Energy Agency

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One year internship at the IAEA sponsored by IAEA Programs in non-Safeguards departments of the IAEA. Go to for details and how to apply.

Position ID: NA202202-P0

Position and Grade: Internship – Banana Fusarium Wilt Single-Cell Mutagenesis

Organizational Unit: Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications Joint FAO/IAEA Division for Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Duty Station: Seibersdorf, Austria

Duration of Appointment/Start: 1 year, Summer 2022

Main Purpose
Under the overall guidance of the Laboratory Head- Plant Breeding and Genetics Laboratory, the intern will assist and interact with staff in the laboratory to establish protocols for Fusarium wilt resistance screening and in vitro single cell mutagenesis in banana. The intern will benefit from exposure to and hands-on experience with banana Fusarium wilt screening technologies, advanced in vitro technologies, and mutagenesis techniques in the laboratory in an International Organization environment.

Tasks / Key Results Expected
Assist with the development of bioassays for banana Fusarium wilt resistance screening
Assist in the development and mutagenesis of in vitro single-cell cultures of Cavendish banana
Contribute to the dissemination of research results, including the preparation of protocols for sharing with the FAO and IAEA Member States


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience with fungal biology and/or microbiology techniques
Experience with in vitro plant cell culture techniques
Good knowledge of biology and molecular biology
Knowledge of mutagenesis techniques for crop improvement is an asset
Qualifications and Experience
University degree in Biological/Natural Sciences or related fields
Working knowledge of plant pathology and/or in vitro cell and tissue culture techniques
Excellent written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) an asset.
Applicant Eligibility
Candidates must be a minimum of 20 years of age and have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a first degree.
Candidates may apply up to one year after the completion of a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree.
Candidates must not have previously participated in the IAEA's internship programme.
Excellent written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) an asset.
Candidates must attach two signed letters of recommendation to their application.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

How to Apply:
Completed online job application form in the TALEO system is required.

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