Required: Agricultural Engineer

General description: 

The Colombian Sugar Cane Research Center seeks Agronomist Engineer to be linked to the Variety Program, Genetic Improvement area, to the Variety Selection and Development project -Regional Tests-. This position offers an excellent job and professional growth opportunity for the selected researcher. Said researcher will be part of a multidisciplinary group of plant breeders, entomologists, phytopathologists and molecular biologists, whose objective is the production of sugarcane varieties with high productivity and performance.


  1. Establishment of regional testing trials aimed at the adoption of varieties by the Colombian sugarcane agroindustrial sector.
  2. Sowing and monitoring of variety seedbeds.
  3. Support to suppliers and mills in the evaluation and execution of field treatment validation tests.
  4. Recommendation of varieties of sugarcane under the approach of Specific Agriculture by Site.
  5. Realization of field days.
  6. Preparation of periodic progress reports.
  7. Participation in group meetings.


  1. Professional in Agronomic Engineering.
  2. Minimum of 1 year of field work experience.
  3. Experience in establishing research trials is desirable.
  4. Knowledge of marketing strategies.
  5. Knowledge of crop development and agronomic behavior.
  6. Knowledge of statistics, genetics and data analysis and interpretation.
  7. Coordination and communication skills (spoken and written) are required.
  8. Have a vehicle driving license.
  9. Availability to move throughout the sugar cane production area and to work extended hours.

Personal skills

  1. Orientation towards the achievement of results.
  2. Initiative to solve problems and work with high quality standards.
  3. Excellent interpersonal relationships and communication skills to interact with people at all levels.
  4. Creative thinking and self-criticism.
  5. Personality aimed at continuous improvement (personal and professional) and work in a cooperative environment.
  6. Planning capabilities and good organization.


Cenicaña Experimental Station, via Cali – Florida km 26, San Antonio de los Caballeros, Florida, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

Terms of employment

The employment contract is for one year, renewable depending on performance and goals met. CENICAÑA offers a competitive salary based on the applicant's experience. The work schedule is from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Contact information: 

Candidates must send their resume and letter of motivation and interest to the mail indicating the name of the call.

Deadline: December 20th 2023