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Senior/ Principal Scientist

4 Years
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Posted on 28 Dec 18
Job DescriptionLast Date 25 Jan 19
ICRISAT seeks applications for a Senior/Principal Scientist – Farming Systems Scientist and Theme Lead, Systems Analysis for Climate Smart Agriculture (SACSA) to be based at ICRISAT Headquarters at Patancheru in India

Essential criteria: PhD degree in agriculture, agro-climatology, soil or crop science or related fields. Significant work experience (10+ years) in agricultural science with high quality research outputs including an excellent record of publication in high impact journals.

Significant experience in conducting field based (on-farm, on-station) agronomic and/or soil based research and collecting high quality data. Significant expertise in the parameterization, validation and application of soil-crop models in agronomic/soils research and their application into farmer extension messages and journal publications

A good understanding of the role and usefulness of climate information services in agriculture and expertise in the management and analytics of data related to climate information

Experience in leading teams, working with a wide range of stakeholders and interest to work in interdisciplinary team.Ability and willingness to participate in field work and travel extensively in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.Excellence in English (both spoken and written)

Desirable criteria:  Knowledge of the context of smallholder farmers in the highly vulnerable climates of the semi-arid tropics and agronomic knowledge of the major crops and cropping systems of the South Asian, sub-Saharan African region.Demonstrated ability to write proposals and fund raise.Ability to apply tools and methodologies and produce scientifically based advice to stakeholders across scales from farm to region.Fluency in French

General: This is an internationally recruited staff (IRS) position for three years with an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars. An attractive compensation will be offered to the right candidate 

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Face to Face Interview

How to apply
Applicants should apply on or before 25th Jan 2019
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Company Description
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world.