March 18, 2016   •   News

Scientific Officer Vacancy: Soils for Food Security and Climate

The global initiative, ‘4 per mil, Soils for Food Security and Climate’ of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda was launched during the December 2015 COP21 in Paris. It includes both an action plan and a research program, and is supported to nearly 150 signatories (including countries, regions, international agencies, the private sector and NGOs).

A Scientific Officer is sought for a two-year tenure to assist in the development of the international research program focussing on soil organic carbon in relation to the challenges of food security and climate change. Development will be supported by CGIAR, the GRA, INRA, CIRAD, and IRD in France; and by other national, European, and international partnerships.

Candidates are required to be trained in soil, environmental, or agricultural science; and to excel both in communicating research results and in organising events. Professional experience (2-5 years) would be appreciated. Working languages are French and English. The position is based at INRA’s headquaters (downtown Paris), and will involve travelling.

Salary is 2480 Euro gross/month (2060 Euro net.month)

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter by March 31, 2016: