ICRISAT - World Vegetable Center Scientific Officer Job

ICRISAT – World Vegetable Center Scientific Officer Job

ICRISAT is inviting applications from candidates with a degree in Msc Plant Breeding and related subjects. You will be working as a scientific officer at ICRISAT – World Vegetable Center located in Hyderabad.

Project Title: “Genetic Enhancement of Minor Pulses: Characterization, Evaluation, Genetic Enhancement and Generation of Genomic Resources for Accelerated Utilization and Improvement of Minor Pulses”

Funded By: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.

Location: The position will be based at ICRISAT-Patancheru, Hyderabad.

Job Description:

  • Conduct laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments on screening for biotic and abiotic
  • stress resistance/tolerance in legumes
  • Conduct plant hybridization activities in legumes
  • Conduct marker assisted selection
  • Data collection and collation and maintenance of databases
  • Preparation of research reports and papers
  • Conduct research work activities as part of a multidisciplinary team


  • Experience in plant hybridization
  • Sound knowledge of plant breeding and genetics
  • Experience in marker-assisted selection
  • Excellent communication and computer skills, with fluency in written and spoken English and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment


  • MSc. in Plant Breeding or a related field with a good academic record
  • At least three years of experience in laboratory, glasshouse and field operations

General: This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) cadre position, for one year, renewable on an annual basis depending on performance and the project’s continuing need for the position.

How to Apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 30 April 2019 with latest Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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