JOB POST: Scientific Officer & Project Scientist at ICRISAT [Telangana & AP]: Apply by May 18: Expired

ICRISAT invites job applications for Scientific Officer & Project Scientist for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the year 2020. Interested and eligible candidates can check out full details below.

Project Scientist


  • Ph.D. in molecular biology/life science/biotechnology with 1-2 years of post-PhD experience in molecular mechanisms in genome regulation
  • Publications in high impact journals in the relevant filed.
  • Extensive experience in molecular biology
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential
  • Aptitude to work collegially and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural environments. 

Job description:

  • Establish capacity to integrated systems-level approach to unravel these complex processes at all scales, integrating cutting-edge experimental and computational approaches
  • Functional characterization and validation of candidate genes for the targeted traits and uncover molecular mechanisms in genome regulation of the identified candidate genes for the targeted traits
  • Support the implementation of the project deliverables through the selection of appropriate combinations of genes for introgression in the breeding programs
  • Actively participate in the strategic planning and research meeting of Rice Breeding Planform and Rice Breeding SA Cluster
  • Coordinate closely with the IRRI HQ team (RB Platform), ICRISAT team, ISARC team, project partners, other NAREs collaborators
  • Engage with ISARC to help build capacity in effective identification of candidate genes and for the effective transfer of knowledge, technology, and strategy. 

For application & more details, click here.

Scientific Officer (2 positions)


  • M.Sc. in Soil & Water Engineering, Soil Science, Agronomy or other related discipline in agriculture with one or 2 years of experience.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Telugu languages
  • Proficiency in computer skills (MS Office) 


  • Support in planning and implementation of water conservation structures, and efficient management of water, soil and crop resources
  • Community mobilization and development of community-based organizations
  • Conduct on-farm trials/demos to enhance system productivity and collect high quality data through crop-cuttings/farmer-records and timely preparation/submission of field progress reports
  • To promote farm-based livelihoods and mainstreaming of women farmers
  • Train the farmers / farm facilitators/technicians and dissemination of good practices
  • Liaising with stakeholders like farmers, researchers, NGO, line-department and others
  • Support in baseline, systematic documentation of various on-farm activities and impact assessment
  • Any other responsibility as entrusted by the supervisor 

For application & more details, click here.

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