NBPGR Akola Plant Breeding Project Openings

ICAR- National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources Regional Station,
Dr. PDKV Campus, Akola- 444 104
Maharashtra

Applications are invited to attend "Interview (in-person/ online through video conferencing)" for the following purely temporary posts in various projects under a DBT funded network projects at ICAR- NBPGR, Regional Station, Akola as mentioned below. Owing to the prevailing COVID-19 crisis, candidates may choose for interview either in-person or through online process. The eligible candidates (appearing in-person as well as online mode) are requested to send their application in the enclosed proforma along with scanned copy of the original documents to e-mail address nbpgr.akola@icar.gov.in latest by July 09, 2020. Fixing of scanned photograph (recent) in the application format is mandatory. After screening the applications, the eligible candidates will be informed for further details regarding interview by email or over phone. Original documents of the candidates appearing for interview in-person will be verified on the interview date and for the candidates appearing online interview will be verified at a later stage. Place of interview: ICAR-NBPGR Regional Station, Dr. PDKV Campus, Akola-444104 

Name of the Project: Leveraging genetic resources for accelerated genetic improvement of Linseed using comprehensive genomics and phenotyping approaches (Duration of project up to February 2025) Sub-project 1: Phenotyping of entire linseed germplasm collection conserved at National Gene Bank (NGB) for agro-morphological traits- (Component 1). 

Name of PI: Dr. Vikender Kaur, Scientist (SS), Division of Germplasm Evaluation, NBPGR. 

Junior Research Fellow (01 No.) 

Rs. 31000/- +8% HRA per month for 1st and 2 nd year and @ Rs 35,000/- + 8% HRA per month for 3rd, 4th and 5 th year 

Essential qualification: Master's degree in Agriculture- Plant breeding /Botany/ Life sciences/ Plant Biotechnology/ Genetics/ or equivalent with 4/5 years of Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university (for JRF). OR Post-graduate degree in above mentioned subjects with 3 years Bachelor's degree and 2 years Master's degree with NET/GATE qualifications (for JRF). OR Post-graduate degree in above mentioned subjects with 3 years Bachelor's degree and 2 years Master's degree qualifications (for Project Associate-I). 

Desirable Qualification: Experience in field crop phenotyping and data analyses using statistical software. 

Upper age limit: 35 years 

Scientific administrative assistant/ assistant/ Field worker (01 No.) 

Rs.18000/- + 8% HRA per month 

Essential qualification: Graduate degree in any discipline 

Desirable Qualification: Experience of work in agricultural fields/farms such as sowing, harvesting, data recording. 
Basic knowledge of computer, MS office (Word, Excel, Power point etc.) 

Upper age limit: 50 years 

Project 2: Mainstreaming sesame germplasm for productivity enhancement and sustainability through genomic assisted core development and trait discovery (duration of project up to February 2025) Sub-project 5: Identification of abiotic stress (water logging & drought) tolerant sesame genotypes. (Component 3). 

Name of PI: Dr. Sunil Shriram Gomashe, Senior Scientist, ICAR-NBGPR, Regional Station, Akola. 

Project Assistant/Field assistant/Laboratory assistant/Technician (01 No.) 

Rs.20000/- + 8% HRA per month 

Essential qualification: Graduation in Life Sciences/ Botany/ Agriculture or equivalent. 

Desirable Qualification: Experience in field crops/ laboratory work, handling of office documents, basic knowledge of computer and data entry, etc. 

Upper age limit: 50 years 

Scientific administrative assistant/ Field worker (01 No.) 

Rs.18000/- + 8% HRA per month 

Essential qualification: Graduate degree in any discipline 

Desirable Qualification: Experience of work in agricultural fields/farms such as sowing, harvesting, data recording. Basic knowledge of computer, MS office (Word, Excel, Power point etc.) 

Upper age limit: 50 years 

Project 3: Exploiting Genetic Diversity for improvement of Safflower through Genomics-Assisted Discovery of QTLs/Genes Associated with Agronomic Traits (duration of project up to February 2025) Sub-project 1: Development of molecular core set of safflower (C. tinctorius L.) through GBS. (Component 1). Name of PI: Dr. S. Rajkumar, Senior Scientist, ICAR-NBGPR, New Delhi. 

Junior Research Fellow (01 No.) 

Rs. 31000/- +8% HRA per month for 1st and 2 nd year and @ Rs 35,000/- + 8% HRA per month for 3rd, 4th and 5 th year 

Essential qualification: Master's degree in Agriculture- Plant breeding /Botany/ Life sciences/ Plant Biotechnology/ Genetics/ or equivalent with 4/5 years of Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university (for JRF). OR Post-graduate degree in above mentioned subjects with 3 years Bachelor's degree and 2 years Master's degree with NET/GATE qualifications (for JRF). OR Post-graduate degree in above mentioned subjects with 3 years Bachelor's degree and 2 years Master's degree qualifications (for Project Associate-I). 

Desirable Qualification: Experience in field crop phenotyping and data analyses using statistical software. 

Upper age limit: 35 years 

Project Assistant/Field assistant/Laboratory assistant/Technician (01 No.) 

Rs.20000/- + 8% HRA per month 

Essential qualification: Graduation in Life Sciences/ Botany/ Agriculture or equivalent. 

Desirable Qualification: Experience in field crops/ laboratory work, handling of office documents, basic knowledge of computer and data entry, etc. 

Upper age limit: 50 years 

Project 4: Exploitation of genomic resources for improvement of niger (Guizotia abyssinica L. F.Cass) through breeding and biotechnological tools (duration of project up to February 2024) Sub Project- 1: Seed multiplication and characterization of entire plant genetic resources available at NIPGR and PC unit for major agronomic traits including autogamy, non-shattering, high harvest index traits and oil quality in different agro-climatic conditions (Component 3). 

Name of PI: Dr. J Radhamani, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBGPR, New Delhi. 

Junior Research Fellow (01 No.) 

Rs. 31000/- +8% HRA per month for 1st and 2 nd year and @ Rs 35,000/- + 8% HRA per month for 3rd, 4th and 5 th year 

Essential qualification: Master's degree in Agriculture- Plant breeding /Botany/ Life sciences/ Plant Biotechnology/ Genetics/ or equivalent with 4/5 years of Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university (for JRF). OR Post-graduate degree in above mentioned subjects with 3 years Bachelor's degree and 2 years Master's degree with NET/GATE qualifications (for JRF). OR Post-graduate degree in above mentioned subjects with 3 years Bachelor's degree and 2 years Master's degree qualifications (for Project Associate-I). 

Desirable Qualification: Experience in field crop phenotyping and data analyses using statistical software. 

Upper age limit: 35 years 


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