Post-Doctoral Fellow-Central Asia and Caucasus (CAC) Program

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture(ICBA) is an international, non-profit agricultural research center established in 1999 through the visionary leadership of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), and the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ICBA is a unique applied agricultural research center in the world that is focused on marginal areas where an estimated 1.7 billion people live. It identifies, tests and introduces resource-efficient, climate-smart crops and technologies that are best suited to different regions affected by salinity, water scarcity and drought. Through its work, ICBA helps to improve food security and livelihoods for some of the poorest rural communities around the world. ICBA is an equal opportunity employer and appoints qualified staff regardless of race, creed, color, age, gender, religion or national origin. We demonstrate our commitment to each member of our team through a competitive benefits package designed to assist our employees to cover their needs and the needs of their immediate family members.

Job Summary
To contribute to the ICBA-CAC research program on abiotic stress adaptation and mitigation, especially relevant to excess salt, drought, and high/low temperature for food and feed crops for the marginal environments in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan. This job will help the supervisor coordinate the research with several groups involved at CAC and ICBA-HQ, including breeding, conservation, quality, best management practices, and multilocational evaluation. The incumbent will also prepare reports and other documents required for the project and be in constant touch with national partners to support research extension activities.
Job Responsibilities
  • Lead the development/streamlining of the regional database on various aspects of biosaline agriculture about the agriculture scenario of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan. 
  • Coordinate the field trials on bio-saline agriculture techniques in consultation with the supervisor to identify and characterize the most suitable tolerant materials and help advance genetic stocks for product development.
  • Work closely with all teams and stakeholders involved in the project to generate the data required under different activities of the project
  • Take a major role in field experiments at research stations and partners’ sites, analyzing data and drafting reports and other documents required for reporting and updates.
  • Provide appropriate training to the partners.
  • Contribute to developing research proposals for national and international funding agencies. 
  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at national and international conferences, workshops, and other fora. 
Qualifications and Experience


  • Ph.D. in relevant agricultural sciences (Plant breeding or Agronomy or seed production technology or equivalent subject)
  • 3-5 years of research and development experience 
  • Working knowledge of statistics and database management
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English and local languages of CAC
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, independently and as part of a team on multiple tasks
  • Ability to work with farmers and rural communities


  • Additional language skills: Russian and Turkish Group languages are desirable. 
Post Date
22 December 2023
Vacancy Type
Closing Date
Open until filled
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Report To
Head of CAC
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