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The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) is seeking a Post-doc Researcher (m/f/d) for integrated crop modelling

The candidate is expected to work in a project of the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) on improving traits for increasing wheat grain yield together with partners from the University of Florida, INRA, CIMMYT and others. Particular emphasis of the research at ZALF is on the scaling up of promising traits from the plant/crop to the regional scale and on the quantification of the related uncertainty. In addition, the candidate will support modelling activities at ZALF in the field of climate change impact research with particular emphasis on abiotic stresses such as heat and drought considering options for management adaptation.

Deadline: 28 January 2019

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CCAFS-CIMMYT are seeking a Data Scientist

CCAFS-CIMMYT are seeking a dynamic, innovative and self-motivated professional with a specialization in Data Sciences for its South Asia program. This will be an Internationally Recruited Post-Doctoral Fellow/Associate Scientist Position for the CCAFS to work within CIMMYT-BISA.

They are expecting the Data Scientist to lead the work on the integrations of remote sensing data, advanced climate information, crop/agro-hydrological models and machine learning tools for making informed decisions on climate risk management, climate change adaptation at the farm scale to the policy level.

S/he will report to the Regional Program Leader, CCAFS – South Asia and will be based in New Delhi. As part of our inter-disciplinary team, the successful candidate will be exposed to exciting research challenges in the South Asia region and elsewhere and will get many opportunities to foster your career growth through innovative solutions.

Deadline: 10 December 2018

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IFAD’s Research and Impact Assessment Division is looking for two post-docs

Post-docs will be based in Rome at IFAD for a two year’s appointment as UN Temporary Professional Officer.

Post-Docs will work with RIA’s Team on Impact Assessment Projects using quasi-experimental or non-experimental approaches.

The positions will focus on empirical analysis of microeconomic agriculture data from developing countries—impact evaluation data and LSMS/household level data.

Post Docs will be involved in all the project cycle of the Impact Assessment Studies (Planning, Implementation, and Assessment).

Post-docs must have completed their PhD in the last year. The selected candidates are expected to publish in agricultural economics and development peer reviewed journals.

Deadline: 23 September 2018

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Research Data Analyst

The Digital Diagnostician will develop and use machine learning tools to automate the diagnosis of crop diseases and insect pests based on the computer vision via a smart-phone. This project is part of on-going work by Penn State through its PlantVillage project that uses computer vision and machine learning to enable human level accuracy for diagnosis of crop diseases and pest insects.

Application open until position is filled.

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Assistant Professor in Big Data Analytics in Agricultural and Natural Resources Systems

This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 60% research and 40% Extension in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department (ABE), Institute of Food and Sciences (IFAS).

The successful candidate must grasp the immense significance of ABE related research in helping to feed 10 billion people in the world, circa 2050. Where and how can data, information and knowledge help in this gigantic jig-saw puzzle? If data is the “new salt” then how can it improve lives and the future of agricultural and natural resources systems?

Application open until position is filled.

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GIS Technical Manager, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), hosted at the UN Foundation is looking for a passionate and dynamic professional with strong coordination and technical skills to provide support to the Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC).

Working under the day to day direction of the Africa Regional Manager, and in close collaboration with the GPSDD secretariat team, and the collaborating partner organizations, the Technical Manager will support our country partners in the development of use-cases, and coordinate with the ARDC institutional hosts to ensure all partners can access, process, and disseminate satellite data in meaningful ways to a diverse range of audiences.

He/She will coordinate with the ARDC collaborating partners to support the data cube’s sustainability strategy and its infrastructure; while promoting it to diverse audiences in different contexts. The Technical Manager will be a critical contributor to the GPSDD secretariat team and will also be actively and heavily engaged with the team.

Application deadline: 14 September 2018

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