The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is seeking for an innovative principal researcher to join its headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The ideal candidate will assume the role of a researcher responsible for spearheading and overseeing advanced research in data generation methods, aimed at capturing the present and anticipated changes in water resources and demands within the water-energy-food-environment systems. This individual will pioneer innovations in water data science, introducing novel approaches to data generation, such as leveraging Artificial Intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), digital twins, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Moreover, the person will take charge of leading projects, offering guidance to colleagues, ensuring research oversight and quality control, fostering partnership development, and effectively disseminating research findings to achieve tangible impact on the field. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with a diverse team of multidisciplinary researchers and partners from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the CGIAR.
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What we are offering:
This is an internationally recruited position with a competitive salary, an attractive retirement plan, comprehensive international health insurance, life insurance accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and long-term disability coverage. Internationally recruited staff who are employed at a duty station outside of their home base/country of nationality will also receive relocation assistance, a housing allowance, home-leave plane tickets for self and eligible dependents and education assistance for eligible dependents. The duration of the contract will initially be for a period of three years.
HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and three (3) references, which may be contacted if you are shortlisted. We will be accepting applications through 24:00 (IST) June 15, 2023. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
IWMI believes that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. We offer a multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary working environment. We are consciously creating an inclusive organization that reflects our global character and our commitment to gender equity. We, therefore, encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities.