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Job Title: Scientist- Agronomy / Agro-meteorology / System Modelling
Job Location:Hyderabad, Telangana
Employer:International Crops Research Institute For The Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
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Last Date to Apply:21-January-2018

Ph.D. degree in agriculture, agro-meteorology, crop science or similar with experience in farming systems related research with less than 5 years of experience post Ph.D.

Significant expertise in the parameterization, validation and application of crop models in agronomic research and incorporation of findings into extension material and publications

A good understanding of the role and usefulness of climate information services in agriculture and expertise in the management and analytics of data related to climate information and predictive models of future climate

Good publication record, as evidenced by senior authored research papers in international refereed journals

Experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders and interest to work in interdisciplinary team

Ability and willingness to participate in field work and travel extensively in South Asia.

Excellence in English (both spoken and written )

Desirable Criteria:
GIS and spatial analysis skills
Knowledge of other system analytical tools such as bio-economic or value chain modelling.
Agronomic knowledge of major crops and cropping systems of India, Myanmar
Demonstrated ability to write proposals and fundraise

Ability to plan, execute and evaluate field trials and demonstrations that lead to improved agronomic management practices under rainfed and irrigated conditions
Analysis of cropping systems to devise innovative agronomic interventions using climate forecasts and systems modelling tools
Find the application of climate forecasts for farm level decision making that reduce the sensitivity of farming communities to climate risk
Participate and contribute to on-going research in agronomy, climate risk management, assessing climate change impacts and planning for adaptation under the CCAFS and associated bilateral projects

This is a Scientific & Managerial Group (SMG) position for two years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institutes continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to Apply:
Applicants should apply on or before 21-January-2018, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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