Careers

Scientific/Managerial & International Recruitment

National Project Coordinator – Bioversity

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of National Project Coordinator – Bioversity. This position is based at Delhi, India. This position reports to Project Coordinator.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable. We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org. 

Job Responsibilities

The National Project Coordinator will :

  • Serve as the overall manager of project activities in India
  • Provide technical and administrative leadership to the national project team and act as the national representative of the project at regional and international levels;
  • Observe agreed project management procedures in order to facilitate project implementation and ensure delivery of high quality outcomes
  • prepare national work plans and annual updates including national budget allocations, In consultation with local partners
  • Facilitate communications and linkages at local national and regional levels as well as with the Project Director (PD)
  • Organize and participate in National Project Steering Committee (NPSC) and any other required national meetings, draft the agenda, and record decisions of national meetings
  • Coordinate work among the Project Management Unit (PMU) staff and the national teams
  • Manage the project budget in accordance with the agreed work plan and approved disbursal of project funds, taking into account the decisions of the local and national steering committees
  • Develop terms of reference of sub-contractors and assist in conducting procedures for initiating subcontracts
  • Assist the PD in developing monitoring reports
  • Provide timely biannual, annual progress and financial reports to Bioversity International
  • Promote public relations of the project in the country
  • Maintain good communication with project partners and secure additional finances, including availing of opportunities for private sector co-financing, for the approved work plan as necessary
  • Coordinate country provision of committed in-kind and in-cash contributions for the project.
  • Coordinate the national scientific and technical team
  • Coordinate and contribute to the preparation of generic tools and resources for project partner organizations
  • Coordinate and contribute to the preparation and publication of national scientific and technical outputs from the Project
  • Organize national technical and scientific meetings as appropriate
  • Provide technical training and capacity building in relevant technical areas where appropriate
  • Identify suitable national technical and scientific experts to provide backstopping to the Project

Requirements: 

  • Advanced university degree (Ph.D. or Master’s) in biodiversity conservation, agricultural or plant science, or horticulture
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in administration/management of international projects including financial and human resources
  • Experience in facilitating meetings or discussions
  • Experience with GEF policies and procedures including log frames and similar project planning tools
  • Experience with working with regional and international partners
  • Strong interpersonal, communications skills including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse cultural and national backgrounds and work with senior government officials, research institutes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and local communities.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently within country and to partner countries 

General:  

This is a position in a Scientific and Managerial group (SMG Cadre) for three years, 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 11-September-2016, 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Visiting Scientist – Finger Millet Breeding

ICRISAT is seeking applications from Indian Nationals for the Position of Visiting Scientist – Finger Millet Breeding. The incumbents will be based at Patancheru/Karnataka, Telangana State, India. This Position reports to Research Program Director.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute field and laboratory experiments related to finger millet breeding
  • Conduct multi location trials and farmer-participatory trials in collaboration with scientists from the Indian national agricultural system
  • Seed production at the station and farmers’ fields
  • Analyze, summarize, and interpret the data of the experiments; prepare reports and papers for publication in the reputed journals; prepare project proposals for donor funding
  • Finger millet breeding data management using Breeding Management System (BMS)
  • Work closely with scientists from other disciplines

Competencies:

  • Analytical skills and ability to conduct, monitor and evaluate experimental trials
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in the use of various software applications

The Person:

  • PhD in Plant Breeding and Genetics from a reputed university with 2-3 years of post-doctoral experience in crop breeding
  • Good track record of research publications in reputed journals
  • Knowledge of quantitative genetics theory and its application in practical plant breeding
  • Knowledge of marker-aided selection in crop improvement will be an additional desirable requirement

The Position:

This is a Visiting Scientist position with competitive salary and benefits package. The position is initially for two years, and extendable depending on project requirement and performance of the incumbent.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 28 August 2016, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff. ICRISAT has a flexible approach to international appointments and welcomes dual-career couples.

National Recruitment

Technical Officer – World Vegetable Center (Odisha)

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Technical Officer – World Vegetable Center. This position is based at Harichandenpur in Odisha.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Job Responsibilities

Work under the guidance of the Scientific Officer to implement project activities in the target locations:-

  • Coordinate all project field activities in the assigned district areas
  • Provide technical assistance and supervisory support to farming communities engaged in the implementation of project activities
  • Conduct field trials, pilot and demonstration activities in the designated district areas under the supervision of the Scientific Officer
  • Collect data, conduct analyses and maintain records of all activities undertaken under the project
  • Prepare inputs for technical and project reports and publications as requested by the Scientific Officer/Project Manager
  • Organize and coordinate trainings for farming communities and local partner agencies
  • Assist in developing training extension documents, materials and programs in coordination with project team members
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic progress reports, technical papers and presentations for meetings and annual reports as needed for donors, project beneficiaries, and team members
  • Provide project administrative support such as procurement, payments and maintaining accounts in accordance with the policies and regulations of the World Vegetable Center

Requirements: 

  • A Diploma/Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture and at least 2 years of working experience in projects related to vegetables
  • Good working knowledge of agriculture especially vegetable cultivation in the respective states
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Odia (for Odisha)
  • Proficiency in the use of various software applications (MS Word, MS Excel) and exposure to handling variety evaluation trials
  • Strong team player and willing to work in collaboration with several agencies 

General: 

This position for one years, 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 2-September-2016, 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Technical Officer – World Vegetable Center (Jharkhand)

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Technical Officer – World Vegetable Center. This position is based at Deoghar in Jharkhand.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Job Responsibilities

Work under the guidance of the Scientific Officer to implement project activities in the target locations:-

  • Coordinate all project field activities in the assigned district areas
  • Provide technical assistance and supervisory support to farming communities engaged in the implementation of project activities
  • Conduct field trials, pilot and demonstration activities in the designated district areas under the supervision of the Scientific Officer
  • Collect data, conduct analyses and maintain records of all activities undertaken under the project
  • Prepare inputs for technical and project reports and publications as requested by the Scientific Officer/Project Manager
  • Organize and coordinate trainings for farming communities and local partner agencies;
  • Assist in developing training extension documents, materials and programs in coordination with project team members
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic progress reports, technical papers and presentations for meetings and annual reports as needed for donors, project beneficiaries, and team members
  • Provide project administrative support such as procurement, payments and maintaining accounts in accordance with the policies and regulations of the World Vegetable Center

Requirements: 

  • A Diploma/Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture and at least 2 years of working experience in projects related to vegetables
  • Good working knowledge of agriculture especially vegetable cultivation in the respective states
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi.
  • Proficiency in the use of various software applications (MS Word, MS Excel) and exposure to handling variety evaluation trials
  • Strong team player and willing to work in collaboration with several agencies 

General: 

This position is for one years, 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 2-September-2016, 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Research Associate – Genetic Gains

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of

Research Associate – Genetic Gains. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, near Greater Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. This position reports to Theme Leader- Genomics & Trait Discovery.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org 

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in all phases of idea development, experimental designs, experiments execution, data collection, and data analysis of phenotyping experiments for NUE related traits in diverse germplasm of sorghum and pearl millet in controlled environment conditions and/or field
  • Genetic/genomic analyses of high-throughput genotyping/sequencing and phenotypic data for trait discovery and QTL analyses
  • Processing, analyzing, and archiving large-scale genomic, phenomics data sets, assessing data quality, conducting analyses, interpreting findings, and communicating findings to others including preparation of reports, presentations, posters and journal articles
  • Manage lab or field workers as required
  • Work closely with other partners of the consortium at national and international level

Requirements:

  • PhD in Genetics/Plant Breeding/Plant Physiology/Agricultural Biotechnology or related fields preferably with 2-3 years of post-PhD experience
  • Experience in phenotypic analyses in green house/field of sorghum or pearl millet is preferred
  • Experience in NUE related areas is desirable
  • Experience in QTL mapping and NGS-based data analysis is preferred
  • Familiar with standard computational genomic, gene expression and statistics analysis tools and emerging software platforms relevant to trait discovery
  • A team player with excellent writing, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills and with an ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a cross-functional team environment 

General:  

This is a locally recruited position for three years, 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 4-September-2016, 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Lab /Field Assistant – Genetic Gains

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Lab / Field assistant. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, near Greater Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. This position reports to Theme Leader- Genomics & Trait Discovery.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.   

Job Responsibilities

Assist the group in the activities related to:

  • Support field/laboratory activities in sorghum and pearl millet projects especially related to green house or field experiments including phenotyping, emasculation and pollination
  • Data entry/editing of experimental data
  • Support in the laboratory activities whenever required
  • Support in conducting glass house experiments and data recording
  • Carry out other pertinent activities as requested by supervisor

Competencies: 

  • Basic knowledge of field operations and crossing
  • Inquisitiveness to work and learn lab/field activities
  • Well-versed with data entry and text editing
  • Basic computer skills including MS-Office

Requirements: 

  • SSC or Intermediate
  • 2-3 years relevant experience in the field and/or glass-house operations
  • Proficiency in data entry
  • Work in a team environment
  • Perform duties assigned by supervisor
  • Candidates with Four-wheeler driving license will be preferred 

General:  

This is a locally recruited position for three years, 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 4-September-2016, 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Research Technician - Groundnut and Pigeonpea

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Research Technician – Groundnut and Pigeonpea. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, near Greater Hyderabad, Telangana State, India and will work in Pre Breeding Team under Research Program – Genetic Gains.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Job Responsibilities:

  •  Generate crosses involving wild species in grain legumes (Groundnut and Pigeonpea)
  • Attend green house and field activities related to wide hybridization and pre-breeding in grain legumes.
  • Supervise/assist in crop production activities like planting, weeding, harvesting and seed processing activities
  • Prepare planting materials, field layouts, record field and post-harvest data and

Competencies

  • Processing of samples
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken)
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (MS-Office)
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to Work in Multicultural team

Requirement

Any Science Graduate with relevant experience of 1-2 years

General:

The position is for three years, 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:

Applicants should apply on or before 28-August-2016, 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Research Technician - Pearl Millet

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Research Technician – Pearl Millet. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, near Greater Hyderabad, Telangana State, India and will work in Pre Breeding Team under Research Program – Genetic Gains.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Generate crosses involving wild species in Pearl Millet
  • Attend green house and field activities related to wide hybridization and pre-breeding in pearl millet
  • Supervise/assist in crop production activities like planting, weeding, harvesting and seed processing activities
  • Prepare planting materials, field layouts, record field and post-harvest data and processing of samples

Competencies

  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken)
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (MS-Office)
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to Work in Multicultural team

Requirement

Any Science Graduate with relevant experience of 1-2 years

General:

The position is for three year, 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:

Applicants should apply on or before 28-August-2016, 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Research Associate - IRRI

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Research Associate for International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, Telangana, India. This position reports to Senior Scientist.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

About IRRI: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is a nonprofit scientific research organization, one of the 15 International Institutes under the consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), with its headquarter at Los Banos, Philippines. IRRI is engaged in different aspects of rice research and has its offices in sixteen countries including India 

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct field and laboratory research on marker assisted introgression of different genes/QTLs for biotic and abiotic stresses
  • Consolidate, evaluate and analyze research data related to progenies developed through introgression of genes/ QTLs for different traits into recipient varieties using appropriate advanced statistical tools independently
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, publications, and presentations by summarizing research findings and draft manuscripts for publication in refereed journals, provide inputs to project reports, prepare posters and papers for presentation at local and international conferences
  • Collaborate with partners to obtain progress report as well as keep participating institutes as well as DBT updated on marker development, crosses attempted

Essential Criteria:

  • Ph.D. (Ag) in Plant Breeding and Genetics/Biotechnology and related streams
  • Preference will be given to candidate having experience in handling of breeding trials and marker assisted introgression of genes/ QTLs with at least 2 Years of experience.
  • Experience on working with rice is desirable
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (Ms- Office, data analysis)
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team, adaptable to working in multicultural environment

General:

The position is for one year ten 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: 

Applicants should apply on or before 28-August-2016, with a letter of motivation, 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Research Technician - Dryland Cereals

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Research Technician – Dryland Cereals for ICRISAT. This position is based at ICRISAT- Kiboko Station, East & Southern Africa. This position reports to Principal Scientist/Scientist.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org 

Job Responsibilities

Assist Scientists in:

  • Plant and manage cereals field research trials , husbandry and field sanitation
  • Data Collection, entry and analysis for the ESA region and maintenance of database
  • Management of on farm trials and report writing
  • Procurement of farm inputs and consumables
  • Capacity building of farmers, students and other collaborators
  • Germplasm collection, characterization, rejuvenation and maintenance
  • Recruit and supervise casuals at the field station
  • Carry out administrative duties at the station
  • Carry out on station renovations
  • Supervise, monitor, collect data and organize evaluation and field days for on farm trials
  • Ability to make sound decision regarding Farm operation irrigation & labour

Skills & Competencies:-

  • Practical experience in field experimental work
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills, integrity, honesty and self-motivation
  • Strong English language skills, both spoken and written

Essential Criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Agronomy or Horticulture with at least 2 years of experience in a research institution and an understanding of plant breeding
  • Preferably having experience of working in multi-cultural and interdisciplinary teams
  • Experience in an international organization environment will be an added advantage
  • Experience in a research environment, specifically in field layout, data analysis, and field crops management
  • Computer literacy in MS Office

General:

The position is for Two years, 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: 

Applicants should apply on or before 22-August-2016, 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Research Technician - Rythu Kosam Project

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Research Technician for Rythu Kosam Project – ICRISAT. The position is based at Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India. This position reports to Regional Director- Asia.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org 

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct participatory field trials with farmers at Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh and collect high quality data sets required for scientific research
  • Day to day supervision of various activities in the farmers’ fields and collection, compilation and tabulation of data
  • Train the farmers/farm facilitators and provide technical support, maintaining improved interventions at benchmark locations
  • Record scientific data, collecting of the information about the farmers and undertaking the crop cutting experiments to record yields in the demonstration plots
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities as entrusted by supervisor

Essential Criteria:

  • B.Sc (Agri) / B.Sc in Biological Sciences / Graduate from any stream with essential knowledge of agricultural crops, livestock with first class
  • Proficiency in English and Telugu (written and spoken)
  • Person with flair for field work, group interactions and suitable experience will be preferred

Competencies:

  • Fluent in English and local language
  • Proficiency in computer skills (MS Office, data analysis)
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team

General:

The position is for Two year, 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: 

Applicants should apply on or before 24-August-2016, with a letter of motivation, 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.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

CGIAR's Employment Opportunities

lINKEDIN-2

Share

You are donating to : Science Info Platform

Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Phone
Address
Additional Note
paypalstripe
Loading...
Top
Facebook
Twitter
Flickr
YouTube
Slide share
LinkedIn
RSS
%d bloggers like this: