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Principal Scientist, Deputy Head of ICRISAT Development Centre

ICRISAT invites applications for the post of Principal Scientist, Deputy Head of ICRISAT’s Development Centre.This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters,Patancheru, Telangana, India.

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 is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

ICRISAT is looking for a mid-career scientist with a proven track record in research for development who can leverage partnerships and innovation to achieve large-scale impacts on farmers’ fields to improve livelihoods. The position is open at the Principal Scientist level as a leader with a responsibility to mobilize resources for undertaking development research in Asia with the support and guidance of Director of the ICRISAT Development Centre. The candidate will also have the responsibility to guide and supervise a team of dedicated natural resources management scientists delivering integrated solutions for sustainable development through increased productivity and profitability for small farm holders. The selected person will be responsible for building partnerships for impact as well as resource mobilization from state and national governments as well as private and public corporates. Candidates must be able to work across and build teams and excellent soft skills to liaise with the funding agencies along with the professional skills to guide and supervise a team of dedicated NRM scientists.

The Job

  • To guide a multidisciplinary team of NRM scientists undertaking basic as well as development research within ICRISAT’s Development Centre (IDC) based at Patancheru, India.
  • To mobilize financial resources for the institute to translate its research products, technologies and innovations in to large scale impacts through development research.
  • The person must have excellent understanding of the subject of Science of Delivery and able to comprehend the impact pathway from discovery to proof of concept to pilot testing to impacts and outcomes.
  • Person should have excellent skill to build the team and partnerships needed for achieving the impact as well as for raising the resources needed to support the team of 30 scientists.
  • Must be able to handle all reporting needs of large development research grants along with demonstrated administrative skills.
  • The position involves duty travel and willingness to deliver the needed information to all the concerned including donors is essential.
  • The successful candidate should have a proven track record of guiding a large multidisciplinary team of scientists, raising the required financial resources through project grants along with ability to deliver the desired impacts.

Qualification and Skill Requirement

  • Candidate with M.Sc. (Agri) and Ph. D. in agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science and related NRM subjects) with minimum of 15 years’ experience after completing Ph.D.
  • Proven track record of guiding a successful multidisciplinary team of scientists working in development research.
  • Experience of mobilizing needed resources and successful handling of large grants supporting development research is preferred.
  • Skills to build the teams of scientists, development agencies such as NGOs, government line departments, farmers organizations and small farm holders is essential.
  • Should be able to handle aspects of equity, gender as well as building livelihoods for rural poor along with scientific thinking needed for planning, execution, monitoring and publishing results.
  • Candidates have good presentation skills and demonstrated ability to convene partners, funding agencies and policy makers..

Compensation:

The position is on a fixed-term contract initially for three years, and 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 31 July 2017. 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

Visiting Scientist – Computational Genomics

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

Visiting Scientist – Computational Genomics. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, near Greater Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.

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. 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 is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Planning and execution of different NGS/genomics data analysis
  • Apply, maintain, and support cutting-edge pipelines for the analysis and interpretation of NGS data
  • Analyze large-scale genomic datasets generated internally and through collaboration with others
  • Genome wide analysis- LD analysis, hapmap, genetic map construction and qtl mapping
  • Expression analysis based on RNA-seq, gene ontology and metabolic pathway data
  • Sequence level analysis like gene family analysis, orthology/paralogy etc.
  • Familiarity with genomic and biological information databases
  • Compilation and interpretation of results and writing reports
  • Experience working independently and in a team environment 

Requirements:

PhD or M.Sc with 2-3 years’ experience from reputed institute in the area of life science or similar Knowledge in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis. Should be familiar with various sequencing platforms. Sound knowledge of genomics and molecular biology is must. Proficient in any one of the programming/scripting in languages: Python, Perl, PHP, R, Shell Scripting. Must be experienced in working on Linux and CLI environment. Ability to work as team as well as independently with minimal support. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

  • NGS techniques like sequence alignment, variant calling based on whole genome re-sequencing and genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), RNA-Seq/transcriptome analysis
  • Knowledge of various standard NGS related tool
  • Ability to solve complex problems in advanced genomics research areas
  • Ease and interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal/networking skills 

General:  

This position is contract for a period of two years. 

How to apply: 

Applicants should apply on or before 27-July-2017, 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

National Recruitment

Scientific Associate (Pearl Millet Genomics & Trait Discovery)

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic Indian nationals for the position of Scientific Associate (Pearl Millet Genomics & Trait Discovery). The position is based at ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana India.

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. 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 is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

The Job

  • To work effectively with scientist in implementing field and greenhouse experiments
  • Design and implement a seasonal plan for experiments and demonstrations
  • Data collection and breeder seed production
  • Experience in molecular marker technology
  • Experience in QTL mapping and deployment, marker-assisted selection (MAS)
  • DNA/RNA isolation, pre-& post PRC operations
  • Analysis of experimental data and data management
  • Assist the scientist in the preparation of technical reports
  • To supervise and train both permanent and temporary workers to complete field operations including sowing, irrigation, spraying and harvesting and to ensure efficient operations
  • Monitoring of multi-location trials and working closely with project partners

Qualification and Skill Requirement

  • Proficiency in English (both written and spoken) with good communication skills
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (Ms- Office, data analysis)
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team.
  • Post Graduate from a reputed University in Plant Breeding/ Biotechnology/Genetics/Botany with experience in plant breeding/genetics at a research institute/University/private sector company, and a good aptitude for field and lab work
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (Ms- Office, data analysis), Statistical Skills and communication skills in English (both written and oral)
  • Should be a good team player and have experience working in multicultural team.
  • Experience in pearl millet field experimentation and maintenance breeding is preferable

Compensation:

This is a Consolidated position for two years, renewable annually based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

The last date of application is 11 August 2017. 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

Ph.D. Research Fellowship

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic Indian researchers to be part of a project between Swedish Agricultural University and ICRISAT. This project is funded by Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS).

The aim of the project titled “The Dynamics of Urban Sprawl: Land-use changes, Food Supply & Sustainable Agriculture Production Systems in the Arid& Semi-Arid Zones” is to identify resilience and adaptability criteria by focusing on two different agronomic systems in developing countries – one in arid and other in semi-arid zone.

A system-resilience framework that can map how high rate of urban sprawl cause land-use changes affecting competing use of natural resources such as land and water will be developed. The project also examines how food supply and agricultural production systems adapt and relate to land use as well as urban sprawl.

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. 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 is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Requirement:

  • Applicants should have, registered for a PhD program in any recognized Indian University or institutions and have completed or about to complete the course work
  • Inclination for survey methods that include primary data collection in urban and rural India, behavioral experiments, data analysis and handling of econometric software such as STATA is necessary
  • Have a Master’s degree in academic discipline related to the proposed research topic such as:
    • General economics,
    • Agricultural and resource economics,
    • Systems science,
    • Development studies,
    • Urban studies,
    • Or any other related discipline with adequate background in econometrics and/or statistics.

Fellowship and Supervision:

  • The selected individual will be funded (fellowship and research cost) to carry out the PhD research at ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India under the scope of the above mentioned project
  • The student will be co-supervised by the PI or Co-PI of the project at ICRISAT along with the supervisor from the University
  • Apart from stipend, the PhD candidate will be financed for a short research stay in Year 3 to the Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, a summer training school and an international academic conference

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 31-July-2017, with a letter of motivation for undertaking research in the project, latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of two references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications. 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

Research Associate - Applied Genomics

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Research Associate – Applied Genomics. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, near Greater Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.

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. 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 is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Genetic / genomic analyses of throughput genotyping / sequencing and phenotypic data for trait discovery and molecular breeding
  • Develop SSR/SNP assays for high throughput screening of breeding material
  • Utilizing genomic information for breeding
  • Processing, analyzing, and archiving large-scale genomic data sets, assessing data quality, conducting analyses, interpreting findings, and communicating findings to others including preparation of reports, presentations, posters and journal articles
  • Assist in training breeders of the national agricultural research system
  • Any other work assigned by the supervisor 

Requirements:

  • Ph.D/ MSc with 2-3 years’ experience in Agricultural Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Plant Breeding preferably.
  • Experience in mapping and QTL cloning
  • Familiar with standard computational genomic analysis tools and emerging software platforms relevant to trait discovery and molecular breeding
  • Good team player in cross-functional environments with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

General:  

This is a consolidated position for two 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 27-July-2017, 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

Research Associate – Asia Program

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Research Associate-Asia Program. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, near Greater Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.

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. 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 is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org. 

Job Responsibilities:-

  • Conduct multi-location trials of groundnut, monitoring and collection of data
  • Phenotyping for oil content and other quality parameters using NIRS, and for diseases
  • Phenotyping breeding populations for diseases and water deficit stress in collaboration with researchers from other disciplines
  • Handle mapping and backcross population, and contributing to writing project reports and research articles
  • Any other job that supervisor may assign from time to time
  • Genotyping of using high throughput genotyping (HTPG) platform and interpretation of results in collaboration with researchers from other disciplines
  • Use Breeding Management System (BMS) for data collection, breeding decisions, and analysis

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding/Agricultural Biotechnology with experience in crop improvement, mapping population development, trait phenotyping and genotyping using molecular markers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in the use of breeding data management tools and data analysis tools like GENSTAT.
  • Experience in QTL mapping is preferred.
  • A team player with interpersonal skills and with an ability to work independently.

General: 

This is a consolidated position for one year and renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and funding availability, and the Institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 13-August-2017, 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

 

Junior Research Fellow – Asia Program

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Junior Research Fellow – Asia Program. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, near Greater Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.

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. 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 is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org. 

Job Responsibilities:-

  • Conduct and record field and post-harvest observations of groundnut trials, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Phenotyping for oil content and quality parameters using NIRS.
  • Handle segregating of mapping and backcross population.
  • Contribute to writing research articles.
  • perform other related jobs time to time.

Requirements:

  • M.Sc. in Genetics and Plant Breeding/ Agricultural or Plant Biotechnology /plant physiology with experience in crop improvement, mapping population development, trait phenotyping and genotyping using molecular markers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in the use of data analysis tools like Genstat or any other.
  • A team player with interpersonal skills and with an ability to work independently.

General: 

This is a consolidated position for one year and renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and funding availability, and the Institute’s continuing need for the position.

 How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 13-August-2017, 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

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