Duty Station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Department: Mountain Societies Research Institute, Graduate School of Development
Deadline: April 30th 2019
Commencement Date: The position will commence in 2019 (preferably before September 2019).
Summary of the Position
UCA's Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) is now recruiting an energetic, Senior Research Scientist with proven experience in team-based research and related development projects. We seek an individual with experience working in a transdisciplinary environment, focused on aspects of earth surface processes and related management of natural resources in mountain ecosystems.
The successful candidate will have a PhD and strong research background in geoscience, hydrology, environmental sciences, critical zone processes, environmental/water resources engineering, or a related discipline and will lead and collaborate in the primary fields of MSRI research, including (but not limited to) the following:
Experience with field research, environmental modelling, quantitative methods, and the ability to apply these technical attributes to the solution of environmental problems and policy dialogues is desired; some background in spatial analysis is beneficial. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute toward technology transfer to various user groups.
The position involves:
The successful candidate will develop a research program related to relevant earth surface processes in this mountainous region, including how these processes affect and are affected by land management and mountain communities. Processes within the ‘critical zone’ (near-surface environment) are highly dynamic due to geomorphic hazards, tectonic uplift, variable snowpacks, erodible soils, episodic flooding, permafrost melting, and climate change. Thus, the interplay between earth surface processes and land use have contributed to regional land degradation, uncertain water supplies, hazard vulnerability, food insecurity, and poverty. It is expected that the successful candidate will apply their research experience to these management and societal issues.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Required Qualifications and Experience
How to Apply
To apply for the position, please visit the AKDN Career Centre. Please indicate a cover letter explaining your interest to work at MSRI/UCA and your experience in relation to the advertised position. The cover letter must address each of the required qualifications and experience criteria listed previously. Also include a CV (with a publication list arranged by publication type) and contact information for three references.
For more information about MSRI, visit:www.ucentralasia.org/msri
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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