Required: Researcher in agricultural entomology


Research Center of Sugar Cane of Colombia, Cenicaña.



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


Work description: 

The Colombian Sugar Cane Research Center seeks researcher in agricultural entomology for the entomology area of ​​the CENICAÑA variety program. This position offers an excellent job and professional growth opportunity for the selected researcher. This researcher will be part of a multidisciplinary group focused on the genetic improvement of sugar cane. The vacancy also offers the opportunity to interact with both national and international groups.



  • Lead the biological control program available to the Colombian sugarcane sector.
  • Accompany and contribute to the solution of the needs of farmers and sugar mills in the Colombian sugarcane sector.
  • Propose and implement new strategies in the integrated pest management for the cultivation of sugar cane.
  • Advance knowledge about entomopathogens, their impact and control in the cultivation of sugar cane.
  • Maintain and advance collaborative research networks with groups of national and international recognition that the entomology area of ​​CENICAÑA has.
  • Coordinate predefined activities (meetings, periodic reports, presentations, among others) of the CENICAÑA entomology research group.



  • Doctorate from a national or foreign university with an emphasis on agricultural entomology or related biological sciences.
  • Extensive experience in biological control and integrated pest management.
  • The candidate must show knowledge in the integration of modern molecular biology technologies and their application in entomological research.
  • High communication skills (spoken and written).
  • Conversational level in the English language.
  • Good reading and writing skills in the English language.

Personal competences:

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

Terms of employment:

The contract is for one year, renewable depending on performance. CENICAÑA offers a competitive salary based on the applicant's experience. Working hours are 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


Call closing date:

December 17 of the 2021


Contact information: 

Candidates must send their resume and letter of motivation and interest to Dr. Jhon Jaime Riascos (, Director of the CENICAÑA Variety Program.

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