Post Doc Fellow- Forage and Pasture (ICARDA)

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization temporarily based in Beirut, Lebanon supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).Main responsibilities
  •  Contribute to project development in CWANA, in conjunction with NARS partners;
  •  Design, monitor, and evaluate research trials on forage/pasture production in integrated crop-livestock system;
  • To identify, verify, and implement modern techniques and methodologies on forage and pasture production and approaches that could be adaptable to small holder farmers in the CWANA region;
  •  Contribute to training and technical backstopping to NARS on all aspects related to sustainable forage and pasture production;
  • To prepare/publish in ISI refereed journals with focus on forage and pasture production.
Qualifications and experience
  • A recent PhD degree in forage and/or pasture agronomy or closely related field.
  • Good understanding of forage and pasture production within the dryland and irrigated farming systems.
  • Applied knowledge of experimental design, management of field trials and data analyses.
  • Proven publication record in ISI peer-reviewed journals
  •  Computer skills, with an understanding of statistical design and analysis of field research trials.
  •  Proficiency in spoken and written English. Capability in French and/or Arabic would be an advantage.
  • Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels and in multicultural settings.
  •  Strong self-motivation for working for the improvement of livelihoods of rural poor.
Applicants are requested to apply online at  by 21 December 2013.Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
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