International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) invites online application for the recruitment of Technical Support Coordinator for M Phil / Phd holders
Company name :International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Posts :Technical Support Coordinator
Qualification : M Phil / Phd
Salary : NA
No of Post : 02
Location :Andhra Pradesh
Last date to apply : 30 Sep 2014
Details of Post :
Technical Support Coordinator
ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for TWO positions of IBP Technical Support Coordinator, one for Grain Legumes and one for Dryland Cereals in the Special Project Scientist category to be the part of a team of ICRISAT (www.icrisat.org) to work on Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) Hub in South Asia. The position will be based at ICRISAT’s Headquarters in Patancheru, Hyderabad, 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. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these are the poorest of the poor. 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 Greater Hyderabad, Telangana, India and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium.
Responsibilities for these positions include:
Act as a point of contact for crop breeders in providing technical backstopping in the use of the IBP-Manager software and associated services (data transfer as well as facilitating access to services such as genotyping)
Provide first level support on data analysis methodology and result interpretation in collaboartion with the Biometrician
Contribute, in coordination with the Capacity Building Coordinator, to the training and support for broader adoption and use of the IBP-Manager to the overall breeding programme of the institute
Gather and process user feedback and new feature requests specially tailored for user needs, and reports these to the IBP Management Team Contribute, together with the Capacity Building Coordinator, to the promotion of IBP and engage with social networks
Ph.D. or Master’s degree in plant breeding, genetics, plant science, Agricultural/ Plant Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology or related discipline. Demonstrated expertise in the use of analytical and bioinformatics tools Demonstrated organisational and communication skills Expertise in database and data management
Understanding of molecular marker technologies and experience with their application in crop improvement Ability to work in a team environment in a multicultural setting
These positions are initially for a period of two years, and may be extended depending on requirement, funding availability and performance of the incumbent. An attractive all inclusive consolidated remuneration will be paid in Indian Rupees with appropriate medical and accidental insurance coverage.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply on or before September 30, 2014, on-line through internet, using the following Click here, with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin in October 2014, and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Important dates to remember :
Last date to apply : 30 Sep 2014
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