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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
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    IFDC has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 100 developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.


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    Crop-Soil Simulation Modelling and Mapping Scientist


    Scope of Work

    • Execute the work activities under the supervision of the Modelling and Mapping Specialist and the Director.
    • Support development of a database system
    • Quality control database formats and data from experimental trial and survey data
    • Understand and adapt crop-soil simulation models for country specific purposes
    • Conduct analyses of fertilizer yield responses using advanced statistical, modelling and mapping techniques
    • Teach in hands-on use of models and mapping
    • Supervision of Master students in modelling and mapping
    • Co-draft reports and scientific journal articles
    • Travel in Ghana for field visits, teaching and meetings.

    Required Skills

    Required Experience

    Requirements

    • MSc/MPhil degree in agricultural sciences, agricultural engineering, soil science, geoecology
    • Experience in crop growth-soil-water modelling and Decision Support System
    • Good knowledge of crop physiology, plant nutrition and experience in statistical data analysis
    • Knowledge of geographic information systems is an asset
    • Excellent conceptualizing capabilities to link theoretical modelling and mapping approaches to help disentangle drivers for yield from practical experimental data
    • Good Experience in data modelling via R/Python/Java Script or Julia languages programming and use of data manipulation and statistical packages Good communication skills and enjoyment of scientific teamwork.Ability to write project reports and scientific papers

    Method of Application

    Duration: 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023, with the possible extension till 1 September 2024

    Place of employment: IFDC regional office in Accra, Ghana

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Fertilizer Development (IFDC) on jobs.silkroad.com to apply

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