Tailored opportunities: PhD position to work on tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta at icipe (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology), Nairobi, Kenya.


icipe is offering the PhD project working on the micro-lepidopteran moth of South American origin, the Tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, that represents the dominant and most serious pest of tomato.

Who can apply?

  • Maximum age of 36 years for men and 40 years for women by 31st December
  • Recent graduate in Microbiology/Entomology, completed less than 10 years ago at the time of application
  • BSc degree in biological Sciences with a minimum of 2nd class upper division
  • Citizen of an African country

How to apply?

The applicant should upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Certified copies of official University certificates,
  • recommendation letter from the employer (if employed)


  • Funding for the PhD will be covered from African Union Research Grants, the 3 years training will start at 1st April 2019

Deadline? February 22, 2019

For more detailed information please follow this link: http://cbid.icipe.org/apps/tomato-leafminer-2019/index.php

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I am an Agricultural Economist and now I am PhD candidate in Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Forest and Resource Economics.

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