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Research Associate

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries, focused on increasing food security and reducing poverty at an international scale. Please refer to our website for more information www.cimmyt.org

We are seeking for a dynamic, and self-motivated professional with excellent organizational and people skills for the position of Research Associate in CIMMYT.

The position will be based in Delhi, India.

Specific duties:

  • Explore available data (food systems activity and emission data), identify data gaps, and fill such data gaps across food systems in MITIGATE+ countries (Kenya, Vietnam, China, and Colombia).
  • Assist WP leader in developing more robust data, data inventory framework and MRV systems.
  • Design, develop and manage an online data portal for improved data accessibility across food systems.
  • Identify different pathways of sustainable intensification in the priority areas identified through analysis of NUE atlas yield potential in rice, wheat and maize systems.
  • Conduct other assignments requested by the supervisors.

Required qualification, skills, and attitudes:

  • At least Master’s degree in geo-informatics with adequate knowledge of computer science and database management or master’s degree in computer science with adequate knowledge of geospatial analysis and bigdata analytics.
  • Knowledge and skills around computer programming and software packages such as R, Python, GIS and Google Earth Engine.
  • Knowledge on activity and emissions data associated with food systems and their potential sources.
  • Ability to scour large datasets from multiple sources, to manage of such datasets (e.g. data dashboard creation) and to use bigdata analytics to create knowledge products from such databases.
  • Should possess competencies like Creative Thinking, Team Work, Client Orientation and Problem Solving skills.

The position is for an initial fixed-term contract of 2 years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT offers an attractive remuneration package, with a range of benefits including health insurance.

Interested candidates must apply online here for IN22172_Research Associate, no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2022. 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

To apply for this job please visit cimmytrecruitment.wufoo.com.