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850GEOSTATS: job opportunities at CIAT

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  • Hyman, Glenn Graham
    Jun 2, 1998
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      We are looking for some people to work in our GIS lab in Colombia. 2 of
      the 3 positions are in areas relevant to the GEOSTATS audience. Please
      see descriptions below. Thanks, Glenn
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      Glenn G. Hyman
      International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
      A.A. 6713 Cali, Colombia SOUTH AMERICA
      email. g.hyman@...
      tel. (57-2) 445-0000 ext. 3643
      fax. (57-2) 445-0073
      US direct satellite link. 650-833-6625
      US direct satellite fax. 650-833-6626
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      POSITIONS IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AT CIAT

      The International Center of Tropical Agricultural (CIAT) is inviting
      applications for the following posts:


      Postdoctoral Fellow in GIS and Environmental Modeling

      Responsibilities: The position requires a Postdoctoral Fellow to apply
      environmental and spatial models to agricultural problems. The appointee
      will have strong skills in spatial analysis and interpolation of
      environmental data. We seek someone that can integrate climate,
      topographic, soils and other environmental information into models
      applied to agriculture. The successful candidate will be able to work
      in a multi-disciplinary environment and to handle some research
      management tasks.

      Requirements: The successful candidate will have a strong background in
      numerical methods. The appointee will have experience in spatial
      statistics applied to environmental analysis. We seek a doctoral level
      scientist with experience related to GIS, Environment, and Land Use.
      Communication skills in English are required. We will give preference to
      a Spanish-speaking candidate.

      The appointment will be for one year, with opportunity for renewal up to
      three years. The contract will include round-trip airfare, pension
      plan, international health and life insurance; company car is provided.

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      GIS Lab Manager

      Responsibilities: The position requires skills in troubleshooting,
      technical support, bug reporting and fixing, software and hardware
      updates. The appointee will also be in charge of improving in-house
      capacity for offering short training workshops in GIS.

      Requirements: The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge
      of ESRI software (installation, troubleshooting, commands, aml and
      avenue programming). The appointee will have good interpersonal skills,
      good English, basic knowledge of the Spanish language and experience in
      team management. Knowledge of PCI and Imagine, basic html/java/C++
      programming are a plus.

      B. Sc. (Higher degree preferred) in geography, engineering or
      equivalent, 3 years experience.

      The appointment will be at a Research Fellow level with a one year
      contract renewable up to 5 years. The contract will include round-trip
      air fare, pension plan, international health and life insurance; company
      car is provided.

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      Post Doctoral Fellow in GIS

      Responsibilities: The position requires a Postdoctoral Fellow to apply
      cutting edge methods/software to do problem solving in the areas of
      poverty mapping, environmental and cross-scale modeling, and Decision
      Support Systems (DSS). The appointee will work as part of a team, with
      tight schedules, careful planning and monitoring. .

      Requirements: The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge
      of Arc-info (including GRID), experience with Oracle, experience in
      applying numerical methods, and good writing skills. Experience in DSS
      and image processing are a plus. Knowledge of the Spanish language is
      preferred.

      The appointment will be at Postdoctoral Fellow level and includes a
      pension plan, international health and life insurance and company car.
      One year contract renewable up to 3 years.

      CIAT, based in Cali, Colombia is a non-profit organization with more
      than 80 internationally recruited scientists. It offers competitive
      salary packages, is an equal opportunity employer and believes that the
      diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. CIAT is interested in
      increasing this diversity of its staff and particularly encourages
      applications from both women and developing country professionals.

      Please send letter of application indicating the position applied for,
      c.v., and names, fax / e-mail and addresses of three referees to
      International Staff Office, CIAT, A.A. 67-13, Cali, Colombia; tel.
      (57-2) 445-0000, fax (57-2) 445-0073; CIAT-jobs@.... Internet:
      http://www.ciat.cgiar.org


      Applications deadline: 31 July 1998
      Desired starting date: October 1998

      The selection process starts 1 August 1998 until the positions are
      filled.







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