Post-Doctoral Fellow – Systems Agronomist (Crop Modelling)

at International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 1, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


CIMMYT is looking for an innovative, highly self-motivated, and results-oriented candidate to work on improving maize and wheat agri-food systems in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the developing world. A two-year position – Post-Doctoral Fellow – Crop modeler will work within Sustainable Agri-food Systems (SAS) program. The selected candidate will be a member of the SAS global team and mainly focuses on but is not limited to, the new One CGIAR initiative on Excellence in Agronomy (EiA) for Sustainable Intensification and Climate Change Adaptation. We are seeking crop modeler with a strong background in agronomy, ecology, soil science, or other related disciplines and proven proficiency in crop and spatial modelling. A candidate with an interest in disentangling the dynamics between crop production and climate change (adaptation and mitigation), using modelling techniques.

The specific research areas of this position include developing workflows to guide the targeting of a group of predictive agronomy at scale using models to explore current and future climates and applying different modelling tools to new and existing agronomic and socioeconomic data in a spatially explicit manner. The candidate will be expected to utilize farming system models that have been extensively applied in the simulation of soil-crop-climate interactions. . The position may also focus on applying agro-advisory tools, precision cropping, advanced crop/soil diagnostics, geospatial analysis, and spatial modeling in the context of scaling agronomic innovations. The Fellow will contribute to conducting field trials with the use of operative experimental designs, and collection of spatially explicit biophysical and socio-economic data and conducting surveys, focusing mainly on sub-Saharan Africa.

The position will be based at CIMMYT office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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