You can make a Difference By pursuing a science-for-development career at CIAT! The Center works in collaboration with hundreds of partners worldwide to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human health in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the ecoefficiency of agriculture. To be effective, this work requires the commitment of the most talented and innovative professionals in the world – women and men like you who are passionate about agricultural development. Soil degradation is among the greatest obstacles to agricultural development in the tropics. CIAT’s concerted effort to address this problem has progressed over the last decade to become one of the Center’s three key research areas. Taking forward their original focus on tropical soil biology and fertility (TSBF), they are working at the interface between agriculture and ecology to achieve durable food security, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, but with a global agenda. The CGIAR has a new strategy and portfolio of global research programs. CIAT’s soils research is extremely well placed to contribute to these global initiatives. To build momentum in this work, CIAT is recruiting new members for its soils research team. Take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of people across the developing world! At the same time, enhance your skills and build an exciting scientific career working in a diverse, multidisciplinary and multicultural environment at fascinating locations. They are looking for: Scientists to provide leadership offering exciting scope for development of new directions: 1. Soils, Water, and Landscapes 2. Land Policy 3. Soil Health and Climate Change Post Doctoral Scientists to bring innovation and new capacity supporting growth areas: 4. Landscape Modeling 5. Soils and Land information 6. Soils and Crop Modeling 7. Regional Evaluation of Soil Interventions A Coordinator to provide close support to the Research Area Director and other scientists 8. Soils Research Area Coordinator These positions are unique opportunities to enhance your work experience while immersed in a stimulating environment. Go and Join CIAT! Launch: 1 May 2012 Deadline: 15 June 2012 Read more on the Official announcement.