dominiq at rice.cor2.epa.gov
Thu Aug 19 11:09:22 EDT 1993
INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Geographic Information Systems (GIS Specialist)
IRRI is known worldwide as a center of research excellence dedicated =
to generating and=20
disseminating rice-related knowledge and technology that are environm=
and economically sound and that benefit present and future generation=
s of rice producers=20
The Institute is an autonomous, nonprofit organization, one of 18 int=
of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGI=
AR). The research=20
center and administrative headquarters are at Los Ba=F1os, Philippine=
scientists are posted in 12 countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin Amer=
The GIS Specialist is a member of the Social Sciences Division and lo=
cated at the=20
research center. GIS applications at IRRI are multidisciplinary, inv=
environmental characterization and the evaluation of environmental su=
profitability of rice-related technologies.
The GIS Specialist coordinates IRRI's applications of this technology=
Conducting research on the characterization of agroecological zones, =
research issues, and making ex-ante assessments of extrapolation doma=
ins of improved=20
Developing and maintaining a data base on agroclimatic conditions, la=
ecosystems of the rice-growing countries.
Supervising the operation and improvement of the GIS laboratory.
Assisting in training and other collaboration to improve the GIS rese=
of national agricultural research systems in Asia.
Participating in IRRI's degree and nondegree training programs.
The successful candidate must have
An earned doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to GIS research.
Proven competency with the use of computer and related technologies i=
n GIS applications.
Proven record of research related to one or more of the Institute's a=
reas of concern for=20
Proven managerial and interpersonal communication skills, including t=
he ability to work=20
effectively in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.
Experience with agriculture in developing countries, and the ability =
interact with scientists involved with rice research in Asia and else=
where in the world.
Salary and Benefits
The salary and perquisites for this position are internationally comp=
commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications. IRRI pr=
ovides a gender-
sensitive work environment and particularly welcomes women applicatio=
Applications for this position must include the candidate's curriculu=
m vitae and=20
supporting documentation, and the names (including fax or electronic =
mail addresses) of=20
three references. Evaluation of applications will begin on 31 August=
1993 and continue=20
until a suitable candidate is identified. Send applications to
Dr. Klaus Lampe
International Rice Research Institute
P.O. Box 933
1099 Manila, Philippines
Telephone: (63-2) 818-1926
Fax: (63-2) 818-2087
Please refer to GS-IR-01 in your application letter.
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