Research Officer - Crop Protection - Indonesia

Long-term contract
Localisation Indonesia
No remote
Posted on 05-22-2024

Edufarmers International

It is our mission to create the future leaders of Indonesia's agriculture sector by helping current Indonesian farmers succeed and creating and training aspiring young farmers.

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About the Role

Do you have a passion for agriculture and a drive to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges? If so, a career as an Agricultural Research Officer could be the perfect fit for you. In this role, you'll play a vital role in developing new and improved agricultural practices that can boost food production, protect the environment, and ensure the long-term sustainability of our food systems.

Main Responsibilities

1. Investigate key crop protection challenges: Conduct in-depth research on specific crop protection issues, including:

  • Identifying and characterizing major pests and diseases affecting specific crops.
  • Evaluating the efficacy of different pest and disease control methods (chemical, biological, and cultural).
  • Examining the impact of environmental factors (climate change, pollution) on crop health.
  • Assessing the development of pest and disease resistance to control measures.

2. Design and Execute Targeted Research Experiments: Develop and implement rigorous research projects to:

  • Test new crop protection products (pesticides, biocontrol agents).
  • Evaluate innovative pest and disease management strategies (integrated pest management, precision agriculture).
  • Investigate the mechanisms of pest and disease resistance.
  • Assess the environmental impact of crop protection practices.

3. Collaborate with Stakeholders: Work closely with various stakeholders to:

  • Develop and implement effective crop protection solutions for farmers.
  • Provide technical advice and training to farmers and extension agents.
  • Engage with policymakers to inform science-based regulations and policies.

4. Disseminate research findings: Share research results through various channels:

  • Publish research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Present findings at scientific conferences and industry workshops.
  • Prepare technical reports and extension materials for farmers and stakeholders.
  • Communicate research outcomes to the general public through media and outreach activities.

5. Maintain Scientific Expertise: Stay current with the latest advancements in crop protection research by:

  • Attending scientific conferences and workshops.
  • Participating in professional development programs.
  • Reading scientific literature and industry publications.
  • Engaging with a network of crop protection experts.


  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture (crop protection).
  • Master's degree are welcome to apply
  • Strong research skills, including experience in designing and conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and writing scientific reports.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.

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