Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa. Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.
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Research Engineer on “Grain legumes yield prediction and simulation in Africa”
Position Announcement - Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P),
Position Announcement - Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), AgroBioSciences (AgBS)
Determinated Contract of 6 Months
Area of specialization: Agronomy, Crop improvement, Modelling, Biostatistics,
Knowledge of R and Lentil Model
Expected starting date: Febuary 2023
The candidate will work on the research project “Grain yield prediction and simulation in Africa under changing climate context”. The project aims at resembling knowledge on how legumes respond to various inputs and adaption to different growing context of Africa. The project will deliver insights on how legumes yield will likely evolve in current production areas and how the yield will be in the future under the adoption of legume improved technology. The candidate is supposed to estimate, predict the yield of targeted legumes crops, and develop ambitious and inclusive visions, and solutions for, cross-scale food systems transformation for achieving a major production in Africa.
The selected candidates will be expected to:
- Review existing literature and unpublished experimental data, extract, and process the data for estimating and predicting the yields of targeted crops in Africa
- Apply machine learning approaches to identify patterns in legumes yield
- Develop models following the experimental plan in Africa
- Produce climate change impact scenarios for legumes yield using the model
- Contribute to the overarching goals of the research project team
- Publish the results in peer-reviewed scientific journals
The potential applicants must have a higher university degree (MSc or equivalent) in a relevant field (agronomy, Modeling, biostatistics, and related fields), and the ability to complete the doctoral studies within the targeted timeframe of four years.
A Master of Science in Agronomy, Crop improvement with expertise in using crop modeling tools
Well master of R packages and other Modeling software.
be strongly self-motivated, keen to innovate, can work well in an interdisciplinary research environment, and with rigorous work ethics. He/she should be able to deliver outputs (scientific publications, presentations, and the dissertation) in the targeted timeframes, and according to the international standards of excellence.
The skill set sought in an ideal applicant includes:
- English and French language proficiency
- Good writing skills