Funding: M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) announces a Ph. D. position in Social Sciences/Gender Studies

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Job Code : 200SS4510

The person should work in a research programme at Wayanad district of Kerala titled ‘Social transformation knowledge of gender relations in agrobiodiversity management’ in close collaboration with the BioDIVA research group at the Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. The project will work in the frame of socio-ecological research to
generate transformation knowledge towards a gender-equitable and sustainable use of agrobiodiversity at the case of ricesystems in Kerala State. Gender serves as a central category to systematise, focus and integrate disciplinary findings. BioDIVA provides inter- and transdisciplinary research team.

Tasks :

  • Conducting empirical research field work
  • Application of qualitative and/or quantitative empirical research methods
  • Contributing towards inter- and transdisciplinary outcomes
  • Advancement of gender studies for the analysis of humannature relationships

Qualification :

  • Master of Arts or Masters of Social Science / Gender Studies
  • Proven empirical methodological and analytical skills relevant for field work
  • Intercultural communication skills and motivation to travel

Last Date : Applications are due by June 04, 2010 and must include

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae (experience, education, research and publications)
  • Copies of Academic certificates
  • Max. 1 page expose on research topic and one writing samples (academic articles or thesis)
  • Names and contact details of two references

Mode of Application : Interested candidates are encouraged to send applications in both soft and hard copies (soft copy as a single PDF attachment) to:
The Manager (P&A)
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
III Cross Street, Institutional Area,
Taramani Chennai (Madras)- 600 113
Phone: +91-044-254 1698,
Fax: +91-044-254 1319
E mail:

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