CABI Post- doctoral Fellow- Invasive Species Management Jobs in Zambia

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Purpose of the role:

  • CABI seeks to recruit a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join an established interdisciplinary team dedicated to the development of sustainable integrated pest management (IPM) approaches for the management of priority invasive species affecting Zambia.

  • The successful candidate will employ a balanced basic and applied research plan, with a focus on developing adaptable IPM strategies for priority invasive species of major interest to CABI and its stakeholders.

  • The successful candidate will develop their potential to become an excellent researcher within a structured mentored training environment provided by CABI.

  • The position will be based at CABI Southern Africa Centre at Lusaka, Zambia and also involves travel to project action sites in the region. The position will be offered for an initial contract of Three (3) years’, renewable subject to continued needs, funding for the position, and performance of the fellow. Qualified candidates from Zambia (and especially females) are invited to apply.

    Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to design and run biological and behavioural assays in the laboratory and screen house settings, and conduct field experiments involving invasive species and their natural enemies;

  • Good knowledge of a wide range of invasive species and their impacts to crops, humans and the environment;

  • Knowledge and experience of biological control with natural enemies of pests;

  • Proficiency in use of statistical tools and other related statistical software.

  • Demonstrated oral and written English communication skills.


  • PhD in entomology and crop protection from a recognized university, with a good understanding of plant/weeds–pest–natural enemy
    interactions at both basic and applied levels;

  • expected to have been awarded or defended their PhD theses not more than 5 years prior to this application

  • Good track record of research demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in renowned journals;

    Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to supervise and mentor technical staff and students and demonstrate leadership skills;

  • Ability to engage with farmers as well as with scientists;

  • An effective, innovative, and energetic team player team player with ability to work in multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and multicultural environment;

  • Eagerness to learn new techniques and work with minimal supervision.**

  • Commitment to pursuing a research career in Zambia, and engaging policy makers and the public in their research work

    Equal Opportunities

  • CABI is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or marital status.

  • No applicant will be disadvantaged by conditions which cannot be shown to be justified and selection will be based on merit.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CABI Post- doctoral Fellow- Invasive Species Management Jobs in Zambia

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