The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement at Cornell University is looking for a research associate to lead on cross-cutting themes, including gender equity, youth inclusion, nutrition security, and resilience.
The research associate will work on numerous objectives in research, capacity development, and engagement, including developing and implementing an overall strategy for these cross-cutting themes and social inclusion for the innovation lab.
Candidates should have a PhD in a field related to anthropology, rural sociology, and/or related field with specialties in gender, youth, resilience and/or nutrition in development, with preference for candidates who have experience in cross-cutting theme-focused agricultural research and development. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis. Previous experience with supervision, capacity strengthening/ teaching experience for adult learners/professionals, and contextual knowledge of research in agrifood systems and the environment in international contexts are essential.
Fluency in English required, but the ability to communicate in other languages including Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese as well is preferred.