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Scientific/Managerial & International Recruitment

HTPG – Project Coordinator

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the position of HTPG – Project Coordinator. The position will be based at ICRISAT’s Headquarters in Patancheru, near Hyderabad, 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.

Job Responsibilities:-

  • Manage HTPG project activities in coordination with EiB Module 3 with specific focus on South Asia
    • Frequent engagements with key EiB member institutions (leaders) on Module 3 activities
    • Assist breeding programs in the region to adopt HTPG as part of routine breeding operation
    • Help organize and participate in EiB quarterly workshops
  • Logistics support
    • Provide logistics support and training to key EiB member programs and others within the region
    • Sampling coordination and forecasting for key member in South Asia
    • Help facilitate procurement process / manage contracts for routine supplies
  • Provide module 3 support with focus on key clients/ members
    • Help with data interpretation on routine genotyping or provide linkages to subject matter experts on topics such as forward breeding, genomic selection and routine QA/QC pipeline
    • Assist in deployment of decision support tools and training on proper usage
    • Provide frequent feedbacks on user adoptions and serve as point of contacts for local challenges in order to improve efficiency
  • Support and training on sampling and decision support tools (Regional)
    • Facilitate training on data loading, genotyping job creation and proper use of decision support tools
    • Facilitate training on barcoding and proper sampling for high throughput systems
  • Networking and new client engagements in South Asia

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. (3-5 year experience) or MSc (8-10 years of experience) in Agricultural/ bio-sciences, molecular breeding, plant breeding, genetics or related fields
  • Practical experience in DNA extraction and high throughput genotyping platform
  • Experience in SNP marker and its utilization in plant breeding programs
  • Private sector experience is a plus
  • Logistics and budget management experience 

Competencies:

  • Good record keeping and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel on the job (<25% time), local and international
  • Service oriented mindset, attentive to user requirements

General:

This is a Scientific & Managerial Group (SMG) position for three years 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 10th June, 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

Scientist – Systems Biology

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the position of Scientist (SMG/Special Project Scientist) – Systems Biology, to be part of a team of Centre of Excellence in Genomics and Systems Biology (CEGSB), (http://cegsb.icrisat.org/) to work in the area of Systems Biology. The position will be based at ICRISAT’s Headquarters in Patancheru, near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 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 conducting experiments for studying gut/soil/plant microbiome
  • Collection of samples, sample preparation and analysis
  • Coordinating and participating with different collaborators
  • Handling data generated and interpretation
  • Compiling results, writing reports and research articles
  • Writing research proposals/grants
  • Providing guidance to students/ research technicians and participate in organizing workshops/ training programs etc.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biological / Life/ Biomedical Sciences or related discipline with 5-8 years of research experience
  • Should have experience working in applied genomics together with knowledge of inter-disciplinary sciences
  • Should have an experience on microbial/human working in the area of systems biology
  • Experience or knowledge on different technologies and plant genomics would be an added value. Preference will be given to candidate with good publication record

Competencies:

  • Working in inter-disciplinary team in multicultural and multinational environment
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

General:

This is a Scientific & Managerial Group (SMG) position for two years 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 10th June, 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

Senior Scientist / Principal Scientist (Pigeonpea Breeding)

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian Nationals for the position of Senior Scientist / Principal Scientist (Pigeonpea Breeding). The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru, Telangana

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.

Responsibilities:

  • To develop improved breeding lines including parental lines for hybrids and hybrids in pigeonpea using integrated breeding approaches
  • Plan and execute experiments in pigeonpea breeding
  • Use breeding management system for management of pedigree, experiments and experimental data; analyze, summarize, and interpret the data of the experiments;
  • Prepare reports and papers for publication in reputed journals; prepare project proposals for donor funding
  • Interact with partners and collaborate with experts from other disciplines and end users (farmers, traders, consumers, etc.) to add value to the crop and enhance livelihood opportunities for the poor in the SAT

Requirement:

  • Candidate should have a Ph.D. degree from a reputed university in plant breeding or plant genetics with a minimum 8 years (for Senior Scientist) or 13 years (for Principal Scientist) of post-doctoral research experience as plant breeder at a research institute/university/private sector company.
  • Knowledge of quantitative genetics theory and its application in practical plant breeding of self-pollinated/cross-pollinated crops
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of breeding of self-pollinated and cross-pollinated crops including hybrid breeding is essential
  • Working knowledge of genomics-assisted breeding and breeding data management system is desired
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, knowledge of other languages will be an asset
  • The candidate should have an aptitude to work as a member of interdisciplinary team in a multicultural environment, and should have the ability to interact with partner organizations and donors.

General:

This is a Scientific and Managerial Group (SMG) cadre position, initially for a period of three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institutes continuing need for the position

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 17 June 2018, with their latest Resume, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their 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

Accounting Officer (West and Central Africa)

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks applications for the position of Accounting Officer. The Accounting Officer will be based at ICRISAT Regional Hub in Bamako, Mali.

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 have over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru, near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. In WCA, ICRISAT has its regional hub in Mali and country programs in Niger and Nigeria.

ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day operational support to TAAT program activities in the Sorghum and Millet Compact
  • Prepare financial and operation activities of TAAT program to ensure timely delivery of the necessary inputs and timely implementation of activities, consistent with the planned project work plans, detailed field activity plans, and procurement plans
  • Ensure follow up with PSD on the procurement of materials and services required for implementation of the TAAT program
  • Execute the implementation of efficient financial flow mechanisms and ensuring timely availability of resources for the smooth implementation of project activities defined by the Chief Accountant, including preparation and submission of Fund requests
  • Follow up of work plan and budget delivery monitoring of TAAT-implemented projects
  • Maintain coordination and communication with respective Administrative units for timely program implementation
  • Ensure arrangements for incoming and outgoing missions (including procurement, monitoring and backstopping missions) as required
  • Participate on behalf of the Regional Finance Manager and the Chief Accountant in various meetings organized for donor coordination and resource mobilization
  • Perform other related duties as required

Requirements:

  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience in Finance, Audit or accounting.
  • Diploma/Degree in accounting, or related field.
  • Record of successful operational support to similar projects.
  • Highly proficient in written and spoken English and working knowledge of French

Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to perform under minimal supervision
  • Experienced working in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams

General:

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position for 2 years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and continuing availability of funding.

How to Apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 6 June 2018, with a letter of motivation, a latest Curriculum Vitae, and the 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

Tenders

Sale of Subabul Trees, Eucalyptus Trees and Firewood (Cutting and lifting)

“ICRISAT is inviting sealed bids from interested parties for participating in our sale of Subabul Trees, Eucalyptus Trees, and Firewood (Cutting and lifting) thru’ sealed tender – Inspection of site(s) between 9.00 to 11.00 am and 1.30 to 4.00 pm. from May 7 to 18, 2018 at ICRISAT campus, Patancheru. 

Kindly contact: 040-30713273 / 9989756611 and visit for detailed notification at website www.icrisat.org under Careers / Tenders. Interested tenderers need to submit their complete credentials of their past experience in handling similar contracts through email by May 22, 2018 for our scrutiny as ICRISAT prefers tenderers who is having direct contact with paper manufacturers / end users’ of these materials. Kindly ensure this before buying tender document and participate in the tender.”

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