The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a PhD Graduate Fellow to investigate GHG emissions from rangelands by focusing on enteric methane emissions of rangeland-based beef production systems in Kenya. The gained knowledge will help to provide information on emission factors for rangeland-based production systems, methodological approaches to estimate methane emissions from ruminants suitable for the conditions of rangelands in E-Africa and estimations of GHG emissions from beef production systems under different rangeland management conditions.
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
Responsibilities of the fellow
Requirements for the ideal candidate
Location: ILRI, Kenya, Mazingira Centre and Kapiti Research Station
Duration: 3 years
Terms of appointment and stipend: ILRI will offer a competitive stipend to cover living expenses in the project location, medical insurance and cover research expenses. The fellowship will NOT cover university fee or tuition costs. The successful candidate will be supervised jointly by an ILRI scientist and the university/academic supervisor.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab, above before 30 April 2019. The position title and reference number: SLS/PhD ANU GF/02/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.
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