Scientific Officer- Applied Research Data Management

1 - 6 Years
Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Bulawayo

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

Support the plant breeding data management systems and digitalization in ICRISAT and the African National Agricultural Research Service partners
Train and support breeding partners with data collection utilizing digital tools and android applications
Assessing the basic assumptions of experimental designs and liaise with bioinformaticians at headquarters for setup of field experiments
Oversee implementation of hand-held tools for collecting traits data in field trials using Android apps
Assist NARS partners with uploading of data to centralized data hubs
Work collaboratively in a team environment to implement breeding data management systems


Essential Criteria:
B. Tech (Computers) with M.Sc in Statistics /data management / database applications or data science
Basic understanding of experimental design, good statistics and applied research
Sound knowledge of applied computer system software and productivity software (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
Excellent communication skills are needed to work in this multi-disciplinary, multi-location and multi-cultural team

Good to have:
Understanding of basic plant breeding concepts and processes, including crossing, generation advancement and trial designs a big plus
Experience in breeding data management tools like BMS, AGROBASE, PRISM, etc.
Understanding of basic troubleshooting of Android Tablets and Windows PCs


General:
The position is a Nationally Recruited Position (NRS) for a period of three years, renewable based on performance of the incumbent, funding and the institutes continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 7 January 2020 with their latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references who can ratify your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.


ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Agriculture / Dairy

Functional Area:Engineering Design, R&D

Role Category:R&D

Role:Bio-Statistician

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INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE SEM I ARID TROPICS (ICRISAT)

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. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more effective and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.
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