ICRISAT Plant Pathology/Entomology SRF Vacancy | 2018 July

Senior Research Fellow –Integrated Crop Management

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian Nationals for the post of Senior Research Fellow. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru, Hyderabad
  • Collect and assemble appropriate data (historical) on weather and targeted insect-pests/diseases from various archival reports, publications, IMD, etc.
  • Assist in designing and building crop pest and disease models based on diverse datasets (including weather dataset and satellite dataset)
  • Assist in developing risk maps for pests and diseases based on spatial and temporal analysis under future climate scenarios
  • Assist in conducting and monitoring experimental trials for validating the models in various production environments
  • Assist in developing weather-based plant protection advisory tools for the timely management of diseases and insect-pests
  • Assist scientists in the preparation of technical reports, and research papers and other related jobs from time to time
  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary teams along with project partners
  • MSc degree in Life Sciences/Plant Pathology/Entomology or any related field from reputed Institute/University. Experience on pest and disease modelling and understanding of deep learning and fundamental machine learning tools in agriculture pest and disease predictions is desired
  • Familiar with the basic plant pathology/entomology and different crop pest and disease models
  • Keen analytical skills and ability to design, evaluate and validate experimental trials
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Proficiency in the use of various software application and statistical analysis
This a Consolidated position for one year, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply on or before 5-August-2018, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

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