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2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mechanization Systems Engineer, Philippines

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)  offers Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rice-based Cropping Systems for Developing Countries students, Philippines 2012

Study Subject(s):Rice-based Cropping Systems
Course Level:Postdoctoral Fellowship
Scholarship Provider: IRRI
The award can be taken at: Philippines

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Eligibility:
• MS or PhD in agricultural engineering or mechanization and other related disciplines
• Minimum of 3 years’ postgraduate experience in farm mechanization or cropping systems research and extension or other equivalent professional experience
• Demonstrated experience in modern crop production, mechanization, and postharvest technologies
• Ambitions to carry out science of the highest quality and publish in peer-reviewed journals of international standing
• Ability to interact as a member of an interdisciplinary research team Agricultural Engineering or Mechanization

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Developing Countries

Description: To conduct research on the development and adaptation of innovative mechanization solutions for rice-based cropping systems in Southeast Asia. Driven by labor shortages and increasing labor costs, rice-based cropping systems in many regions of Asia will require a structural transformation that involves not only new value chains and agronomic solutions for sustainable production but also new mechanization solutions. Key production steps such as land preparation, crop establishment, crop care, and harvest will need to be done differently than at present. You will work on the mechanization component in an interdisciplinary team researching such future rice systems.

How to Apply: Online

application Deadline: 15 Aug-2012

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