ICRISAT recruiting for the post of Scietnist/Senior Scientist

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ICRISAT recruiting for the post of Scietnist/Senior Scientist

ICRISAT is seeking applications from a dynamic and highly innovative Scientist with a strong background in bio-economic modeling and integrated models for analyzing household, village, watershed and regional scale behavior, and in particular demonstrating how technological interventions and policy decisions impact on agriculture, livelihoods, poverty, natural resources and ecosystems in the semi-arid tropics. This position will be based in Asia at ICRISAT’s Headquarters.  S/he will undertake the research activities to develop bio-economic models by integrating biophysical models and socio-economic decision models using existing longitudinal panel data, like ICRISAT Villages Level Studies (VLS) in SAT villages of Asia.
Post : Scientist/Senior Scientist-Bio-economic Modeling
The Job :
a. Analyze trade-off between small holder farm household welfare and sustainability of natural resource base and dryland ecosystems.
b. Analyse the drivers of change and options for agricultural productivity growth and sustainable intensification and diversification in dryland crop-livestock farming systems.
c. Develop alternative strategies using bio-economic models for income growth and food security.
d. Develop alternative policy environments for diffusion of agriculture technologies and other intensification options.
e. Develop policy recommendations for enhancing dryland system resilience and adaptation to climate change.
f. Participate in center-wide program strategy development and publish research findings and contribute to dissemination of results to stakeholders.
The Person :
a. Ph.D. in agricultural, natural resource, or environmental economics; hydrology, or another related discipline with over 5-10 years of post-doctoral experience.
b. Knowledge and experience of bio-economic models with ability to describe how bio-economic models can be used to enhance analysis of policy relevant research questions,
c. Experience in combining applied quantitative methods with qualitative approaches to study complex dryland farming systems.
d. Knowledge on biophysical models like crop simulation model, hydrology models, GIS and remote sensing, GAMS, STATA and other programming languages.
e. Good record of publications in international peer reviewed journals.
f. Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams with a range of nationalities, cultures, and scientific disciplines.
g. Excellent oral and written skills in English.
Employment Conditions : This is an internationally recruited staff position with an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars. The position is initially for three years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent and funding availability. An attractive compensation will be offered for the right candidate.
How to apply : Applicants should apply on or before 15 May 2012 by email to: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%49%43%52%49%53%41%54%6a%6f%62%73%40%63%67%69%61%72%2e%6f%72%67%22%3e%49%43%52%49%53%41%54%6a%6f%62%73%40%63%67%69%61%72%2e%6f%72%67%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')), with a letter of motivation, a full Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. The reference name of the position (Scientist-Bioeconomic Modeling) should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the email. Screening of applications will begin in June 2012 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline : 15.05.12

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