Entomologist Job Opening @ ICRISAT, Hyderabad ~ helpBIOTECH

24 January 2016

Entomologist Job Opening @ ICRISAT, Hyderabad

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Visiting Scientist-Entomologist for AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center
AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research and development center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. AVRDC conducts research and development to contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world. AVRDC is seeking an Entomologist, who will be based at its Regional Office in the ICRISAT Campus, Hyderabad, India to work in an ACIAR funded project. This position is open for Indian nationals only.

The job:
  • Conduct laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments on screening for pest resistance/tolerance in legumes
  • Coordinate multi-locational field trials on screening for pest resistance in legumes
  • Data collection and collation and maintenance of databases
  • Preparation of research reports and papers
  • Conduct research work activities as part of a multidisciplinary team
Qualifications and experience:
  • PhD in Entomology or a related field with a good academic record;
  • At least five years of extensive experience in laboratory, glasshouse and field screening for pest resistance;
  • Sound knowledge of experimental designs;
  • Excellent communication and computer skills, with fluency in written and spoken English, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
The appointment: The position will be initially for two years with the possibility of extension depending upon work performance, and funding availability. An attractive all-inclusive lump sum compensation will be offered with medical and accidental insurance coverage.

How to Apply: The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Please send applications by email to: AVRDC-RCSA@cgiar.org ,stating the job title clearly in the subject column of email addressed to Dr.W.Easdown, Regional Director,AVRDC – The World Vegetable Centre – South Asia, ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru –  502 324,Hyderabad, Telangana .Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 22 January 2016 or until the position is filled. 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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