Lab Assistant – Genomics & Trait Discovery

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic Indian nationals for the position of Lab Assistant – Genomics & Trait Discovery. The position is based at ICRISAT, 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.


Assist the group in the activities related to:

  • Support field/laboratory activities in sorghum and pearl millet projects especially related to green house or field experiments including phenotyping, emasculation and pollination
  • Data entry/editing of experimental data
  • Support in the laboratory activities whenever required
  • Support in conducting glass house experiments and data recording
  • Carry out other pertinent activities as requested by supervisor


  • Basic knowledge of field operations and crossing
  • Inquisitiveness to work and learn lab/field activities
  • Well-versed with data entry and text editing
  • Basic computer skills including MS-Office
  • Work in a team environment
  • Candidates with Four-wheeler driving license will be preferred


  • SSC or Intermediate
  • 2-3 years relevant experience in the field and/or glass-house operations
  • Proficiency in data entry 


This is a consolidated position initially for one year, renewable based on funding, the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position

How to Apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 25-October-2018, with a letter of motivation, 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

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