Friday, September 30, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Postdoctoral Fellow focused on Water Policies
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Postdoctoral Fellow in its Environment and Production Technology Division. This is a two-year, fixed term, renewable, exempt appointment based in Washington DC.
The candidate will work on water policies as they relate to food production in IFPRI’s water research group. IFPRI’s water research aims to reduce poverty by improving overall water use efficiency in developing countries, while improving water quality, reducing irrigated land degradation, increasing food security, and improving access to water by the poor, paying particular attention to the mechanisms, policies, and institutions needed to address these challenges. Research results provide policymakers with options to address growing water scarcity and water quality challenges through more efficient water allocation and improved water management across sectors and within the agricultural sector.
The postdoctoral fellow will focus on research, including work on the water-food-energy nexus, agricultural water productivity constraints, and equitable institutions for water access. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for improving the lives of smallholder water users, and will have some knowledge on developing country water policy issues.
The postdoctoral fellow will report to the Division Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division Water Policy and work closely with Senior Research Fellows of the water research program.
Deadline: October 28, 2011