Thursday, November 10, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: Agricultural Systems/Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation Positions with CIMMYT
Achieving sustainable food security in a world of growing population and changing diets is a major challenge under climate change. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is looking for innovative, results-oriented young scientists with excellent skills in agricultural systems analysis and modeling. The scientists will work as members of CIMMYT Global Conservation Agriculture Program (CIMMYT-GCAP), and will play a key role in a large multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team. The selected scientists will work closely with CIMMYT’s research teams in the different regions where systems research is conducted, as well as partners in advanced research institutes, national research programs, and the CCAFS (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) community.
The following positions are available:
- Agricultural Systems/Climate Change Adaptation Post- Doctoral Fellow or Associate Scientist. The selected scientist will be responsible for assessing the potential of conservation agriculture as an adaption measure to climate change in the Indo Gangetic plains and East Africa, in coordination with similar studies in South Asia region and in East Africa. The position is supported by the CGIAR Research Program (CRP7-CCAFS) and other donors.
- Agricultural Systems/Climate Change Mitigation Post- Doctoral Fellow or Associate Scientist. The selected scientist will be responsible for evaluating the potential impact, in the Indo Gangetic plains, of improved agricultural management practices, including conservation agriculture, to mitigate climate change. The position is supported by the CGIAR Research Program (CRP7-CCAFS) and other donors.
Deadline: December 15, 2011