Pigeonpea Breeding ICRISAT Scientist Opening

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Pigeonpea Breeding ICRISAT Scientist Opening

Scientist/Senior Scientist (Pigeonpea Breeding)

ICRISAT seeks applications from nationals from the Asian countries for Scientist/ Senior Scientist  (Pigeonpea Breeding), in Scientific and Managerial Group (SMG) Cadre, to be based at Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The Job: Develop improved breeding lines and varieties of pigeonpea; plan and execute experiments in crop improvement; analyze, summarize, and interpret the data of the experiments; prepare reports and papers for publication in the reputed journals; prepare project proposals for donor funding; and interact with partners and collaborate with experts from other disciplines and end users (farmers, traders, consumers, etc.) to add value to the crop and enhance livelihood opportunities for the poor in the SAT.
The Person: Scientists with PhD degree from a reputed university in plant breeding and/or genetics, with a minimum five years of post-doctoral experience as plant breeder/geneticist at a research institute/university/private sector company. Knowledge of quantitative genetics theory and its application in practical plant breeding of self-pollinated/cross-pollinated crops and basic computer skills is essential. Theoretical knowledge of hybrid breeding and marker-aided selection in crop improvement will be an additional desirable requirement. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Candidates should not be more than 45 years of age at the time of applying. The candidate should have aptitude to work as a member of interdisciplinary teams in multicultural environment, and should have the ability to interact with partner organizations.
The Reward: A competitive compensation will be paid for the assignment.  The position is initially for a 3-year fixed contract, but may be extended depending on requirement, funding availability, and performance of the incumbent.
How to Apply: The application should include an up-to-date resume, names and addresses (including fax/telex/e-mail) of three referees, date of availability, and a statement of the special qualifications for this position. Applicants from the Indian NARS/ Universities should submit their applications through proper channel.  Please send applications stating the job title clearly on the envelope, to Human Resource Services, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh 502 324, India [Fax: +91-40-30713074/30713075]. Applications by E-mail should clearly state the job title [Scientist/Senior Scientist (Pigeonpea Breeding)] in the subject column and forwarded to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%49%43%52%49%53%41%54%6a%6f%62%73%40%43%47%49%41%52%2e%4f%52%47%22%3e%49%43%52%49%53%41%54%6a%6f%62%73%40%43%47%49%41%52%2e%4f%52%47%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')), positively by 31 May 2012. Position will be kept open until filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline:31 May 2012

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