WANTED: Senior Soil Scientist – Soil and Land Restoration (Colombia)

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is seeking a Senior Soil Scientist – Soil and Land Restoration for a position in Palmira, Colombia.

This is a new position that will lead CIAT research on land restoration. Success will require research across disciplines and especially across scales to address questions such as:

  • “How can we maximize benefits with investment in land restoration?”
  • “What are the best practices and where should they be implemented?”
  • “Whose livelihoods are at stake during restoration initiatives, and how can we protect them?” and “How can we ensure accountability with monitoring and assessment?”

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (www.ciat.cgiar.org) works to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the ecoefficiency of agriculture.

CIAT is a member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org), a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. The Center’s research focuses on increasing productivity of key crops (cassava, common bean, rice, and tropical forages), reversing soil and land degradation, and using information to foster better decisions about issues such as climate change and environmental management. Headquartered near Cali, Colombia, CIAT has regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and Hanoi, Vietnam, with staff posted in other developing countries as well.

The position is internationally recruited and will be based at CIAT Headquarters in Palmira, Colombia and reporting directly to the Soils Research Area Director. The initial contract will be for up to two (2) years, subject to a probation period of six (6) months, and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources. The position involves travel.

CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. CIAT is an equal opportunity employer, and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality. Woman candidates from Latin America, Africa and Asia are particularly encouraged to apply.

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