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Agricultural Economist (Senior Scientist/Scientist)

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International Rice Research Institute
Location: India
Last Date: May 31, 2011
Email: IRRIRecruitment@irri.org (Reference: DevNetJobs.org)

Rice is life for millions of people around the world. At the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a team of more than 1,000 world-class scientific and support staff is working to reduce poverty through rice science. To support these research activities, we are seeking an agricultural economist to lead, coordinate, and implement analysis of evolving on-farm production constraints and farm-level effects of modern technologies and sustainable crop management practices for rice farmers.

RESPONSIBILITIES


The person hired will conduct farm-level analysis using household survey and secondary data. He/she will work in an interdisciplinary setting, providing feedback to biological scientists on farmersí technology needs and the suitability of new/improved technologies and constraints to adoption. Experience in the ability to use microeconomic theory in analyzing producer decision-making in an uncertain decision setting and advanced estimation techniques is essential in fulfilling the duties of this position.

REQUIREMENTS


The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in economics, agricultural economics, or a related field, with emphasis on quantitative methods and analysis, with a minimum of 5 years of postdoctoral experience for scientist and 10 years for senior scientist. Having excellent written and spoken English, he/she will have strong knowledge of quantitative methods for analyzing farm-level data, a strong record of academic-oriented professional achievement, and knowledge of econometric software such as R and STATA. Knowledge of modeling software (e.g., GAMS) would be an asset.

The position will be based in India, with a competitive compensation and benefit package. IRRI provides a multicultural work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit their application to IRRIRecruitment@irri.org . Screening will start on 31 May 2011, and will continue until a suitable candidate has been found. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The full position description can be found at www.irri.org .

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