3 - 5 Years

Job Description

ICRISAT seeks applications for the position of Scientist in Agronomy/Agro-climatology to be a part of the interdisciplinary research team based in West and Central Africa (RP-WCA). The position is based at ICRISAT- Kano in Nigeria.
The Agronomist/Agro-climatologist will undertake the following activities:
Be responsible for designing and implementing protocols to measure the efficiency of farming systems from plot to farm levels in the ATASP-1 sorghum outreach program
Acquiring and processing data (climate, agriculture, etc.) relevant to agro-climatic risk modeling and study of genotype x environment x management interactions
Lead work on integrating new knowledge into national extension materials and develop tools and processes that enable continuous updating thereof
Lead participatory and inclusive decision support tool design, validation and testing with research and development partners
Supervise technical staff, and contribute to stations capacity building efforts, coaching of trainees and development of national partnerships
Supervise Ph.D and M.Sc students with both local and international universities.

Ph.D degree in Agricultural Meteorology, Agriculture, Soil Science, or related discipline
A minimum of 3 years Post-Doctoral work experience on Agronomy and related climate change research
Experience in systems modelling and handling of large digital datasets
Knowledge of the context of smallholder agriculture in the semi-arid and sub-humid tropics and good knowledge of the major cropping systems of the West African region
High competency in the design and implementation of field-based experiments and demonstration programs
Understanding of semi-arid smallholder farming systems, opportunities and constraints for sustainable intensification
Demonstrated high performance and ability to undertake scaling-up research
Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural environment
Knowledge of statistical tools and big data management
Excellent interpersonal skills
Good publication record, as evidenced by research papers in refereed journals.
Ability and willingness to participate in field work and travel extensively
This is an Internationally Recruited Staff [IRS] position initially for 1.07 Years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent and the institutes continuing need for the position.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply on or before 03 August, 2019; with a letter of motivation, latest curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their 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:Medical, Healthcare, R&D, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology

Role Category:R&D

Role:Research Scientist


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The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-confessional and non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. 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 efficient and profitable agriculture. ICRISAT, established in 1972, and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, visit www.icrisat.org.
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