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RESEARCHER ON WEED SCIENCE with The National Agricultural Research Institute of Uruguay (INIA – Uruguay) in Colonia, Uruguay. South America

Type of position The National Agricultural Research Institute of Uruguay
(INIA) is searching for qualified candidates to fill a research
position on Weeds Sciences within the National Research
Programs on Rainfed Crops, Environmental Sustainability
and Pastures.
The position involves the development and implementation
of research activities in the field of weed management in
agricultural and agro-pastoral production systems in
Employer The National Agricultural Research Institute of Uruguay (INIA – Uruguay)
Description of Employer http://www.inia.uy/
Location Colonia, Uruguay. South America
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date of competition 03/15/2018
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties

? Cooperating in research projects currently in progress.

? Planning and executing research that contributes to the advancement of nationally-recognized research program that leads to measurable impacts.

? Interacting with specialists, agents, state agencies, stakeholders, industry professionals, and researchers in other disciplines.

? Establishing partnerships to garner competitive grant funding.

? Transferring research-based results and recommendations in writing and oral communications formats to different audiences.

? Mentoring graduate students.

Qualifications sought

? University professional with a Ph.D (preferred) or MSc in weed science, plant science, plant ecology, agronomy, horticulture or a related discipline from an accredited institution is required.

? The ability to work collaboratively with other researchers, staff and clientele is expected.

? Extensive knowledge of computing and statistical analysis packages.

? English language proficiency.

? Previous training and/or experience in crop and/or pasture management (valued).

? Management of geographic information systems (valued).

Contact for additional information Alejandro Garcia, magarcia@inia.org.uy
Application procedure  
Submit what Interested candidates must submit their full and updated curriculum vitae attaching copies of
degrees, two letters of recommendations and starting salary expectations.
Submit to Email information to rrhh@inia.org.uy, with the subject: RESEARCHER ON WEEDS
Additional Information Work Conditions:
Full-time position (44 hours per week) with a probationary period of one year. Availability to
travel within the country and abroad, and residence in the area of influence of INIA La Estanzuela
Experimental Station are also required.

Selection Process:
It will consist of the merit evaluation, the interview and the psycho-technical evaluation.
Applicants will be shortlisted in the merit evaluation, considering their training and work
Key competencies for the position will be assessed in the psycho-technical evaluation, including:
management skills, development of human resources, potential and vocation to join
interdisciplinary working teams and to contribute to the consolidation of a weed science
research group.

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