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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Genebank
Research Technician Full-time
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Job Description

Research Technician

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian nationals as Research Technicians to support a project entitled ?Bihar Centre of Excellence for Millets Value Chain? to be implemented in the state of Bihar. The position is a part of the Global Research Program ? Accelerated Crop Improvement. This position is based at Mayapur village, Gaya, Bihar, and the incumbent will report to ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, Telangana, 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 or dryland tropics has over 2 billion people and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower these disadvantaged populations to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agricultural production systems.

ICRISAT is headquartered at Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and eight country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT envisions a prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics. Its mission is to reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics. ICRISAT conducts research on its mandate crops of chickpea, pigeonpea, groundnut, sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet in the arid and semi-arid tropics. The Institute focuses its work on the drylands and in protecting the environment. Tropical dryland areas are usually seen as resource-poor and perennially beset by shocks such as drought, thereby trapping dryland communities in poverty and hunger and making them dependent on external aid. Please visit ? www.icrisat.org

Responsibilities:

  • To attend all the field activities from sowing to harvesting, data collection, seed production and processing

  • Supervise labourers in crop production activities from planting to harvesting including seed processing

  • Organize for availability of farm laborers from nearby villages through local contractor

  • Regularly communicate updates and progress to the supervisor

  • Travel to different sites within Bihar State to conduct experiments and gather data

  • Performing any other project activities as advised by the supervisor

Requirement:

  • Graduate (biological science), preference will be given to those with experience of 2-3 years working on ICRISAT mandate crops germplasm

  • Familiarity with research operations, field demonstrations, field activities and monitoring

  • Ability to drive 2 & 4-wheeler and travel to other sites when required

  • Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision

    General:

    This is a contractual role for a period of 36 months (3 years).

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 13 March 2024, with their latest Resume, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ICRISAT is committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from women and nationals of developing countries

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