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National Recruitment

Senior Research Fellow

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Senior Research Fellow 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 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.  


  • Conducting multilocation trials
  • Transcriptomic analysis of sorghum genome for abiotic stresses
  • Wide hybridization studies
  • Write research articles


  • Proficiency in English communication skills (both written and spoken);
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team


  • MSc. in Plant Breeding/Biotechnology/Genetics/Life Sciences with the practical breeding/genomics knowledge
  • Highly proficient in MS-Office suite, with special reference to Powerpoint and Excel;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with pleasing personality
  • Registered PhD candidates will be given preference

The position is for three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute's continuing need for the position.

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 three referees and date of availability. Please send applications 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 2 May 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply"

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