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Bioversity International – Scientist – Soil and Crop Modeler.

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Full-time

Job Description

  • Undertake and support soil carbon, and greenhouse gases modeling at local and landscape scales.
  • Apply modelling tools such as DSSAT model to assess the soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration potential of selected perennial forages within East Africa and Latin America,
  • Apply modelling and other approaches to assess potential impacts of land management options including agro-ecology interventions to livelihoods and climate change.
  • Assess the long-term impacts of deep rooting forage grasses on soil organic carbon in selected sites in East Africa
  • Identify and support opportunities for cross-lever linkages and collaborations within bilateral projects and one CGIAR initiatives, especially across the multifunctional landscapes research lever and tropical forages program.
  • Contribute to proposal pipelines by developing proposals and concept notes along the areas of science work identified above.
  • Manage and co-ordinate project activities in key projects.
  • Publish quality research results in peer-reviewed journals as well as briefs, reports etc.
  • Supervise research associates and short-term consultants involved in key projects and initiatives.
  • Represent and give visibility to the Alliance in relevant forums and arenas
  • Perform other duties as required by their supervisor

Requirements

  • PhD Degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, or any other relevant field with good scientific knowledge on tropical soil, soil organic carbon and soil biology.
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant work experience in a closely related field gained in an international organization with key strengths in soil organic carbon and modeling topics
  • Proven experience in applying biophysical models for simulating soil organic carbon (DayCent, CropSyst, RotC, etc.)
  • Ability to integrate knowledge across different disciplines.
  • Capable of managing professional relationships, and working in a complex, intercultural and highly dynamic working environment.
  • Values the sharing of information and continuous improvements in a cooperative atmosphere of constructive evaluation and learning and be committed to staff development.

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