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Senior Research Fellow – Entomology

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 09/07/2017
Company Name International Crop Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics
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Description

CRISAT invites applications from dynamic and Indian nationals for the post of Senior Research Fellow – Entomology. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, Telangana State, 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. 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 Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:-

  • Execute studies on insect biology, insect biochemistry and insect-host plant interactions under laboratory and field conditions
  • Collection & rearing of insects, biochemical analysis of insect and plant samples
  • Provide support to scientists/students in the lab/field
  • Consolidate, evaluate and analyze research data related to project
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, publications, and presentations by summarizing research findings and draft manuscripts for publication in refereed journals, provide inputs to project reports, prepare posters and papers for presentation at local and international conferences
  • Collaborate with partners to obtain progress report as well as keep participating institutes

Essentials:

  • M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Entomology and related streams with minimum 1 year experience
  • Preference will be given to candidate having experience in biochemical mechanisms of resistance in sorghum/ pigeonpea in relation to expression of resistance to this pest across seasons/ agro-ecological zones
  • Having experience in rearing
  • Experience on working with Sorghum and pigeonpea is highly desirable
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (MS- Office, data analysis)
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team, adaptable to working in multicultural environment

General:  This is a consolidated position for 22 months and renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and funding availability, and the Institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply: Applicants should apply on or before 09-July-2017, 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 short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

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