Senior Research Associate, Agronomist (Potato and Sweetpotato) (N-22-75)


Job title: Senior Research Associate, Agronomist (Potato and Sweetpotato) (N-22-75)

Company: International Potato Center

Job description: Job Description:

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a Senior Research Associate in Agronomy to assist the implementation of the potato and sweet potato project: “Varietal improvement of potato and sweetpotato for biotic resistance, enriching of germplasm in India”.

About the role: The Senior Research Associate will work with the project team and other partners on the implementation of project activities in the field, collection of research data, publication of research findings, and that those findings are translated into a form that will enable practitioners to take new methods and tools to scale. In addition, the scientist will also help with capacity strengthening efforts linked to building a community of practice knowledgeable in potato and sweet potato seed systems, crop management and post-harvest management. The position requires an experienced potato person with good quantitative and writing skills combined with an ability to teach complex topics to researchers at different levels of expertise and as well it will be an opportunity to develop publications. The position will be based in New Delhi, India and report directly to the Project Principal Investigator (PI).

Key responsibilities:

· Conduct and supervise field trials of CIP varieties and clones
· Conduct demonstrations on improved production practices related to plant or soil nutrition, pest and disease management, mechanization and water management.
· Conduct field visits to monitor and collect seed, plant, and soil samples and testing samples for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes
· Work closely with the project team in developing production practices by integrating varieties with improved production practices to improve farmers’ income.
· Provide trainings to farmers, project partners and extension agents on improved production practices.
· Contribute to writing training materials, technical progress reports and annual reviews and workplans as directed by the project PI.
· Assist the project PI in administrative tasks and activities related to knowledge management and generating communication outputs for users of technologies.
· Comply with applicable health and safety CIP policies and procedures.


What are we looking for?

· Masters or higher degree in Agronomy or any other Plant Science.
· At least 8 years of experience in field work preferably on potato.
· Expertise in experimental design related to field agronomy, data collection, analysis, etc.
· Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines
· Experience of coordinating and technical reporting.
· Good record of scientific and technical publications.
· Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts.
· 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.
· Ability to organize work and write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
· Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.
· Willing to travel extensively in India.


What are we offering?

  • Generous compensation package commensurate with experience.
  • Fixed term contract with the possibility of renewal.
  • Work in an equal and diverse workplace.

Expected salary:

Location: New Delhi

Job date: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 23:48:01 GMT

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