ICRISAT - Scientist-Genetic Resources/ Groundnut Breeding Sep 2010

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics - ICRISAT
Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh - 502 324 (India)
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Name of Vacancy: Scientist-Genetic Resources/ Groundnut Breeding

ICRISAT seeks applications from Asian nationals for the position of Scientist-Genetic Resources/ Groundnut Breeding, as part of a continuing expansion in the institute’s commitment to using genetic resources and modern approaches to crop improvement.  This position is based at Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh.

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.

The Person: PhD degree from a reputed university in plant breeding and/or genetics, with a minimum five years of post-doctoral experience as germplasm specialist/ plant breeder/geneticist in a research institute/university/ reputed private sector company.  Knowledge of quantitative genetics theory and its application in practical plant breeding of self-pollinated crops, diversity assessment, agricultural statistics, and good computer skills are essential. Theoretical knowledge of marker diversity, marker-aided selection in crop improvement will be an additional desirable requirement.  Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.  Ability to work as a member of interdisciplinary teams, including multicultural and multinational scientists, is important.

The Reward: This is a regionally recruited position in the scientific and managerial group of ICRISAT, with a competitive salary and benefits package payable in Indian rupees. The position is for an initial three year period, and may be extended depending on requirement, funding availability and performance of the incumbent.  The benefits include attractive perquisites.

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, date of availability, and a statement of the special qualifications for the position. Please send applications to Director, Human Resources Services, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh 502 324, India or by E-mail to icrisatjobs@cgiar.org, latest by  30 September 2010 clearly stating the job title in the subject column. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Last Date: 30.09.2010

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