ICRISAT Plant Breeding/Genetics JRF Vacancy 2017 June ~ helpBIOTECH

05 June 2017

ICRISAT Plant Breeding/Genetics JRF Vacancy 2017 June

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Junior Research Fellow

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture. ICRISAT, established in 1972, and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, visit www.icrisat.org 
The Agribusiness Innovation Platform (AIP) was established as an initiative of ICRISAT to enhance the institutional public-private partnerships for furthering the mission of ICRISAT in helping the poor farmers of Semi-Arid Tropics (SAT). The Innovation and Partnership (INP) program under AIP looks at developing strong, collaborative research-cum-development partnerships with public and private sectors, in the areas of plant breeding, agricultural biotechnology, natural resource management, knowledge sharing, training and value chain development, which ultimately benefits the smallholder farmers across the agricultural value chain
The Job
  • To perform scientific research activities related to pre-breeding utilizing wild Cicer species for chickpea improvement under laboratory, greenhouse and field conditions under the supervision of the lead scientist
  • To provide technical help in designing and implementing research experiments
  • To manage and coordinate day-to-day research activities
  • Data collection, and statistical analysis of experimental data
  • Maintain and update electronic databases
  • Assist the scientist in the preparation of technical reports, research articles and other related jobs.
Competencies
  • Good proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Good knowledge in data analysis desirable
  • Good team player and adaptable to working in a multicultural team  
Qualification and Skill Requirement:
  • Post Graduate (M.Sc./M. Tech) in Plant Breeding and Genetics/ Agricultural Biotechnology/Botany from a reputed university with good academic record.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in a research institute, university or private sector company
  • Ability to work under field conditions for extended hours
  • Good knowledge of data management methods and ability to use spreadsheets (eg., Excel, MS Access) and statistical software
  • Candidate having hands-on experience in wide hybridization, plant tissue culture techniques and use of molecular markers preferred 
Compensation:
The position is for two year and four months, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.
How to apply:
The last date of application is 25 June 2017. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

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