JOE - October 2012

 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Postdoctoral Fellow - Outlook and Global Change Theme (#12-165)
 
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Outlook and Global Change Theme (#12-165)
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
O1 -- Economic Development
Q1 -- Agriculture

JOE ID Number: 201210_397757

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) for a 2 year, fixed term, renewable appointment for its Environment and Production Technology Division. This position is based in Washington, D.C. but may involve significant international travel.

Duties:
--Conducting research and analysis related to simulating crop growth and production at country, regional, and global scales using crop systems models.
--Coordinating research with other biophysical modeling and spatial analysis activities within IFPRI
--Developing and managing large spatial crop model input and output datasets using GIS and relational database management systems
--Maintaining a high level of research output for publication outlets both within IFPRI, and peer-reviewed journals
--Creating linkages to possible external crop modeling collaborators and research groups
--Communicating research and data to a stakeholders.

Requirements:

--PhD in Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, or related field
--Understanding of agronomy, including soil science, crop physiology, and crop management practices
--Research experience in mathematical and process-based modeling of cropping systems
--Proficiency in programming using Java or C++
--Proficiency in managing large datasets using relational database management system
--Excellent written and spoken English communication
--Willingness to travel extensively
Application Instructions:

Go to www.ifpri.org . Click on "Careers" and "Research Positions" to link you to Position # 12-165 - Postdoctoral Fellow. For more information visit www.ifpri.org.

Online Application URL: http://www.ifpri.org


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