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National Recruitment

Research Associate (2 positions) – for CEG Project

ICRISAT invites applications from Indian nationals for the post of Research Associate to be based at Patancheru,(Near Hyderabad). Andhra Pradesh, India. This is a nationally recruited staff (NRS) position under CEG project “Center of Excellence for high-throughput allele determination for molecular breeding” (CEG, www.icrisat.org/ceg)- second phase (for 3 years) sponsored by DBT.

ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is an Alliance of centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and supported by more than 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. To reduce poverty, enhance crop productivity and food security and to protect the environment, ICRISAT research focuses on farming systems and crop improvement, management and utilization of sorghum, pearl millet, pigeonpea, chickpea, and groundnut in the semi-arid tropics.


Molecular marker (including SNP, SSR and DArT) analysis, sequence data analysis, genetic mapping, QTL analysis, molecular breeding (including MAS, MABC, MARS), contributing to writing project reports and research articles, and perform other related jobs time to time.


Ph.D. in Agricultural or Plant Biotechnology/Biotechnology/Life sciences/ Genetics and Plant Breeding with experience in molecular markers and knowledge indicated in responsibilities

General: Salary will be paid as per the rules and regulations of DBT, Government of India. To know more technical details about the positions, please contact Dr Rajeev K Varshney at r.k.varshney@cgiar.org .

How to Apply: The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of two referees and applicant’s signature. Please send applications along with photocopies of all necessary documents stating the job title clearly on the application/envelope, to Human Resources Services, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh 502 324, or by E-mail to icrisat.nrsjobs@cgiar.org, latest by 28 February 2011. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview at ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru (Near Hyderabad).

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women to apply"

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