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Associate Scientist, Andean Agrobiodiversity At International Potato Center, Peru

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic Associate Scientist with excellent scientific and technical skills in Andean Agrobiodiversity to support the Regional Strategy for LAC.

This position will co-lead research projects to contribute to the regional goals and strategy for LAC. The selected person will be based in Lima, Peru and will report to the Senior Scientist


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  • Ph.D. degree in agrobiodiversity, conservation biology, agroecology or similar fields.
  • At least 8 years of experience in similar positions, preferably working with potato.
  • Experience with social science an advantage; e.g. environmental anthropology, ethnobotany or similar field.
  • Experience in crop genetic resources uses, on-farm and in-situ conservation.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle large multidisciplinary datasets, publish and technical reporting.
  • Willingness to successfully implement research into the agriculture development program (s), perform activities in the field, manage travel or other activities required for the accomplishment of the project.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines
  • Fundraising research experience and good record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Strong understanding of integrating gender and other social equity considerations into project design and delivery.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English and/or regional languages would be an advantage. 

How to Apply

Applicants have to fill the online application form required documents such as cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and the names and contact information of two referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to [email protected]

Application Deadline: September 25, 2019

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