Vacancy announcement for Scientific position at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai

Vacancy Announcement in M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

Project Title : “Alleviation of Poverty and Malnutrition in Agro-biodiversity Hotspots”

Ref : MSSRF/IDRC-APM-2.4/ 2012

Vacancy : Scientists (Agriculture)– Vacancies at Jeypore (Orissa), Kolli Hills (Tamil Nadu), and Wayanad (Kerala), all under MSSRF)

About the Project : This project is supported by the International Development Research of Canada and aims at conducting action research on improved small farm income generation and household nutrition through integrated and sustainable farm productivity and non-farm enterprises. The project implemented in collaboration with University of Alberta, Canada.

Job Description : The Scientist (Agri) will be required to perform all Agriculture related project activities under the control of the Co- Principal Investigators in respective project site. The job includes supervision of farm-based surveys, data checking,  guiding mobilization of farmers under Farmers’ Clubs, SHGs, etc, training them on various integrated agricultural technologies involving soil fertility, water management, field crops, fodder crops, livestock, kitchen garden design, training and management, innovative application of Agriculture for better nutrition and income generation in small farms, vermi-compost promotion, conduct of farmer participatory technology demonstrations, conservation of local genetic resources, on-farm research studies using statistical field designs, data collection, analysis, report writing, developing publishable material, presentation of work  and all round support for effective implementation of the project as part of cohesive team

Essential Minimum qualification : M.Sc (Ag) with specialization in Crop production/Agronomy/Pl Breeding/ Agrl Extension with at least five years experience in the job description area with all round knowledge in integrated Agriculture and resource management, farmer participatory research, systematic data collection, statistical methods, and processing and analysis of data. Candidates with only B.Sc (Ag), but possessing outstanding experience and skill in the job description area may also apply. Good skill in report writing, work presentation and proficiency in computer application is essential.Proficiency in local language of the respective project location is essential.

Remuneration : Up to Rs 30,000/month, consolidated (Negotiable)

Duration : The tenure of appointment is for about 30 months with immediate effect. MSSRF has an employment policy to absorb and retain promising candidates and promote their career.

Mode of Application :
a. Application should include full biodata providing complete academic record from SSLC, stating areas of specialization, academic achievement, nature and duration of experience, full address and telephone number of two most recent employers, last pay drawn, names and addresses of two referees who have close familiarity with the professional strength and character of the candidate, current address, recent photo, telephone and e-mail ID. Incomplete application will be rejected.
b. Application must clearly indicate as “PS (Agriculture)”.

Please send application by post before the last date to: 
The General Manager
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
Third Cross Street, Institutional Area
Taramani, Chennai 600 113
or by
email to:

Last Date of application : 15 July 2012

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