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National Recruitment

Scientific Officers (Pearl Millet Breeding)

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Scientific Officers (Pearl Millet Molecular Breeding) to be based at Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India. This is a nationally recruited position.

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


  • QTL mapping, marker-assisted selection (MAS)
  • Wet lab operations, molecular marker data analysis 
  • DNA/RNA isolation, pre-& post PRC operations
  • Constitution and implementation of field trials
  • Supervision of field technicians for data collection, and seed production
  • Analysis of experimental data and data management
  • Assist the scientist in preparation of scientific and technical reports
  • Monitoring of multilocation trials and working closely with project partners


  • Proficiency in English (both written and spoken) with good communication skills
  • Proficiency in QTL mapping software, basic bioinformatics skills, Statistics and Computer skills (MS-Office, data analysis, etc.)
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team.


  • Post Graduate from a reputed University in Plant Breeding/Genetics/Agricultural Biotechnology/Botany
  • 1-2 years of experience in marker-assisted breeding/genomics/plant breeding/genetics at a research institute/University/private sector company, with good aptitude for lab and field work
  • Experience in pearl millet field experimentation and maintenance breeding is preferable


The position is for two years (extendable by one more year), renewable annually 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.

Last date to submit application: 15 December 2014

To apply please click here.

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply"

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