Scientific Officer – Legumes Pathology - ICRISAT Job

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Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh-502324

Scientific Officer – Legumes Pathology
ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Scientific Officer – Legumes Pathology 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.
Responsibilities:
  • To conduct field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments related to chickpea and pigeonpea diseases.
  • To develop required data sheets, data collection, data analysis and prepare draft reports related to Legumes Pathology. 
  • Supervise various field and greenhouse operations and manage laboratory inventories.
  • To conduct surveys and participate in chickpea and pigeonpea on-station research and other related jobs from time to time.
Requirements:
M.Sc (Ag.) in Plant Pathology with 1-2 years of relevant experience; High skill of culturing, maintaining and increasing inoculum of fungal pathogens essential. The candidate must be highly motivated and have excellent computer and communication skills in English (both written and spoken); and ability to work in multidisciplinary team.
General: 
The position is for three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute's continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.
How to Apply:  The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph and a statement of the special qualifications for this position, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Applicants from the Indian NARS/ Universities should submit their applications through proper channel. Please send applications stating the job title (clearly marked Scientific Officer-Legumes Pathology ) on the envelope, to Human Resources Services, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh 502 324, India or by e-mail to icrisat.nrsjobs@cgiar.org, latest by 21 January 2011. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 


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