Research Data Specialist, CropBASE

Crops For the Future (CFF) is the world’s first and only centre dedicated to research on underutilised crops for food and non-food uses. CFF research focusses on agricultural biodiversity to enhance agricultural systems and their sustainability, address changing climates, and improve food and nutritional security and economic well-being, especially of the poor.
 
We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of a Research Data Specialist for CropBASE research programme. CropBASE  is responsible for building online solutions for evidence based agricultural diversification. The Research Data Specialist will work with our multidisciplinary team in development of an innovative agricultural diversification IT platform. This position will be involved in gathering (geo-)information and/or analysing data which offers a research value chain from genetics to social and economic research. It is a great opportunity to work on a unique Malaysian agriculture diversification platform, which uses cutting edge technologies to provide an evidence based system for diversification of agriculture around the world.
 
Main responsibilities :
- Collect agri- and geo-data from governmental agencies, public repositories, literature review
- Perform analysis in the field of agriculture and on various types of data
- Assist in developing research proposals
- Prepare summary reports, literature review and progress documents as required
- Assist in preparing presentations and publication of research results
- Undertake any other duties as requested by the supervisor
 
Requirements: 
- A Malaysian / permanent resident in Malaysia and a degree in Physical Geography, Geo-Information science, Agriculture or Crop Science, Ecological, Biological Science or related field. Fresh graduates are also welcome to apply
- Has good computer skills in Geographic Information System (GIS), climate and soil science, geo-data handling software; proven analytical skills and knowledge of spatial statistics are an advantage
- Proficient in programming in C, C++, R or SQL Scripting is an advantage
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
- Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail
- Able to work well as part of a team and with minimal supervision 
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality and interact professionally with all levels of management and personnel
 
Location: Crops For the Future, Jalan Broga, Semenyih, 43500 Selangor.
 
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume through Jobstreet.