Careers

Scientific/Managerial & International Recruitment

Visiting Scientist – Crop Physiology

ICRISAT seeks applications for the post of Visiting Scientist – Crop Physiology – GEMS team (www.gems.icrisat.org). 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. 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. 

System Analysis for Climate Smart Agriculture (SACSA) at ICRISAT:

The Crop Physiology Laboratory is part of the SACSA team and undertakes research on abiotic stresses adaptations, specializing in drought and climate change cropping systems adaptation and focusing on ICRISAT’s mandated crops (sorghum, pearl millet, groundnut, chickpea, pigeonpea). Therefore the team activities involve basic research to better understand the physiological mechanisms of drought adaptations and development of HT-screening methods to support breeding programs. The team employs the crop modelling approaches to better frame genetic and agronomic management targets; i.e. identify interventions to maximize productivity under the range of environment x management circumstances. The team is also expanding into the area of grain and stover quality recognizing that product quality (e.g. fodder value of stover, grain quality) are ultimately important traits to consider in breeding targets for integrated crop-livestock systems.

Responsibilities: 

  • Investigation of plant mechanisms related to abiotic stress adaptations and agronomic performance of cereals and legumes in different system (LeasyScan, lysimeteric system, green-house, growth chambers and field conditions; see www.gems.icrisat.org), development of novel screening assays for critical traits to enhance plant productivity
  • Development and use of experimental systems to investigate traits related to plant hydraulic properties (e.g. pressure pot system, hydroponic system, leaf expansion measurements systems)
  • Experimental design to study constitutive water conservative trait and plant water deficit responsiveness in different experimental systems and
  • Phenotyping platforms management, data collection, analysis, incorporation into breeding programs
  • Basic understanding of crop modelling frameworks (preferably APSIM) to characterize target production environments for abiotic stress factors which influence crop productivity, designing experiments to support data collection for model parameterization
  • Cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration, team player
  • Ensure quality data collection through effective training to the student (national and international) and technical staff
  • Field and platform experiments designing, data analysis and interpretation; preparation of reports and journal articles

Essential:

  • PhD degree in Plant Physiology, Genetics, Horticulture, Agronomy or related discipline with strong background in abiotic stress physiology with min 2 years of experience as postdoc
  • Experience with assay development and physiological assessment of drought adaptive mechanisms
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • Creativity and ability to work independently and in a team-based environment

Desirable:

  • Background in genetics (e.g. QTL, GWAS mapping) and molecular biology is an advantage
  • Statistical knowledge to develop adapted designs for large field or controlled environment trials, and knowledge of computer software to assist in the treatment of images will be a plus
  • Experience in operating physiological tools and system

General:

This is a Visiting Scientist position for three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation will be offered for the suitable candidate.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 1-December-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.

Senior Scientist/Scientist – Legume/Cereal Pathology (West and Central Africa)

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) is seeking applications from a dynamic and highly innovative Legume/Cereal Pathologist to work on cereals (sorghum and pearl millet) and legumes (groundnut) in a multi-disciplinary team comprising both biological and social scientists. The Senior Scientist will be based at ICRISAT Regional Hub in Bamako and will have overall responsibilities to work in collaboration with ICRISAT scientists based in West and Central Africa and with the NARS and other partners in the region.

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:                                                                                                                                           

  • Plan and execute research on regionally important diseases of cereals (sorghum and pearl millet) and legumes (groundnut) to address the knowledge gaps in epidemiology, pathogenic variability, host plant resistance and alternative disease management strategies.
  • Develop disease management strategies
  • Work with crop improvement scientists to develop improved cultivars with resistance to major disease in the region Organize and conduct multi-location disease nurseries.
  • Organize and conduct on-farm trials and training to partner scientists and extension workers on integrated disease management.
  • Analyse, summarize and interpret the data of the experiments conducted in laboratory, greenhouse and on station and on-farm trials.
  • Prepare reports and research papers for publication in the reputed journals.
  • Develop project proposal for donor funding.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • PhD in Plant Pathology with 5 to 10 years of post-doctoral experience as a plant pathologist at a research institute/university/private sector company.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge of epidemiology, pathogenic variation and host plant resistance, and their application in crop improvement is essential.
  • A proven record of conventional plant pathology, with knowledge and application of molecular techniques as evidenced by scientific publications in refereed journals.
  • Knowledge in diseases modelling
  • Theoretical knowledge of genetics and plant breeding is desirable
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential; understanding of French is desirable.
  • Should have aptitude to work collegially and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural environments.
  • Willingness to travel in the region and globally.

GENERAL:

This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with a competitive salary and benefits package payable in US Dollars. The position is initially for three years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent and funding availability.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should apply on or before November 27, 2017, with a letter of motivation, a latest Curriculum Vitae (with nationality, age, gender, marital status), 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.

Senior Scientist/Scientist – Market Economics (West and Central Africa)

ICRISAT is seeking applications from a dynamic and highly innovative Market Economist to undertake applied market and institutional research in sub-Saharan Africa in relation to improving the productivity and market competitiveness of cereal and legume crops in collaboration with a team of economists and bio-physical scientists. The Scientist will be based in ICRISAT hub for West and Central Africa (WCA) region in Bamako, Mali, and work within the Research Program- West and Central Africa.

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.

RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Deepened understanding of the key constraints limiting smallholder participation to inputs and product markets and identify factors explaining market dynamics for agricultural crops for ICRISAT mandate regions
  • Undertake value chain analyses of products and commodities and identify options for value chain upgrading to can be piloted
  • Identify policy and institutional options and decision tools for better targeting food security and market oriented development environments
  • Carry out a set of pilot market and linkage experiments using new methods
  • Prepare research reports, seminar papers and other scientific manuscripts for the dissemination of research results and take initiative in developing project proposals and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journal and contribute to enhancing research impacts
  • Contribute to ICRISAT’s capacity building efforts in the area of markets, policy analysis and institution building

REQUIREMENTS:

  • PhD in Agricultural marketing, Agribusiness or Development Economics, with relevant post-doctoral experience of 3 to 7 years.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge of institutional economics and value chain analysis
  • Ability to use standard econometric methods and software (e.g. STATA) and write and publish journal articles
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to operate effectively across cultural boundaries and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, with good working knowledge of French.

GENERAL:

This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with a competitive salary and benefits package payable in US Dollars. The position is initially for three years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent and funding availability.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants should apply on or before November 27, 2017, with a letter of motivation, a latest Curriculum Vitae (with nationality, age, gender, marital status), 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.

Head of Communications

ICRISAT seeks applications for a Head of Communications, to be based in ICRISAT’s Headquarters, Hyderabad, India.  The incumbent reports to the Director, Strategic Marketing and Communication.

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 a communications team of 20.
  • Provide strategic direction and input into ICRISAT’s marketing plan and priorities.
  • Manage effective communication outputs to show how ICRISAT’s research has an impact on dryland farming communities
  • Work with partner organizations (CGIAR, donors, research partners, NGOs etc.) to communicate ICRISAT’s impact in a timely and strategic manner
  • Oversee messaging and stories that bring complex and scientific issues to a broader audience and also be able to highlight the human stories in compelling ways.
  • Work with consultants to achieve timely global media coverage.
  • Be up-to-date with the latest communications tools and approaches
  • Develop and manage a variety of communication tools and activities to ensure ICRISAT’s messages have a wide reach: website and blog; global media; social media; multimedia; newsletter; events; and communications products (e.g.: the Annual Report, flyers, corporate material and posters).
  • Perform other marketing related functions assigned by the Director, Strategic Marketing and Communication.

Competencies:

  • Passion and dedication to ICRISAT’s cause, with experience of research for development communications
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Proven expertise in managing web, social and multimedia communications for a research or development organization
  • A pro-active team player able to guide and build communication staff capacity
  • Ability to manage communications initiatives and multiple tasks to strict deadlines, lead a team and manage resources
  • Excellent skills to work with and build relationships with scientists, donors, research partners and the media

Requirements:

  • Graduate of Mass/Development Communication and/or Agricultural or Biological Sciences, preferably with a postgraduate degree in the Social Sciences Journalism and/or related fields
  • Minimum of ten years of relevant experience in communications with 5 years in a management position 

General:

This is a Scientific & Managerial Group (SMG) position for three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent, funding availability and the Institute’s continuing need for the position. An attractive and competitive salary and benefits are offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 30th November 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 and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff.

National Recruitment

CGIAR's Employment Opportunities

lINKEDIN-2

Share

 

 

You are donating to : Science Info Platform

How much would you like to donate?
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Phone
Address
Additional Note
paypalstripe
Loading...
Top
Facebook
Twitter
Flickr
YouTube
Slide share
LinkedIn
RSS