Post-Doctoral Fellow – Crop Disease Geo-Spatial / Data Scientist
CIMMYT seeks an innovative, self-motivated, and results-oriented candidate for the position of Crop Disease Geo-Spatial / Data Scientist (Post-Doctoral Fellow) to work on improving maize and wheat agri-food systems in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the developing world. The holder of this position should conduct and contribute to collaborative research aimed at improving the monitoring, forecasting, early warning and decision-making around transboundary pests and diseases on wheat and maize, using geo-spatial analysis and big data approaches. The specific research focus of this position is to improve the effectiveness of established crop disease monitoring systems (currently focused on wheat rusts, but includes maize lethal necrosis) through new, innovative geo-spatial analysis and modeling approaches. The position will contribute to several research activities focused primarily on sub-Saharan Africa, but also includes activities in South Asia. The work will involve strong integration and collaboration with internationally renowned crop disease modeling groups.