Friday, April 4, 2014

Research Technician - ICRISAT (Apply by: 10 April 2014)

Research Technician

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Research Technician to be based at Karnataka, India. This is a nationally recruited position.

ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is an Alliance of centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and supported by more than 48 governments, foundations, and development banks.
To reduce poverty, enhance crop productivity and food security and to protect the environment, ICRISAT research focuses on farming systems and crop improvement, management and utilization of sorghum, pearl millet, pigeonpea, chickpea, and groundnut in the semi-arid tropics.  


To conduct participatory field trials with farmers at different districts in Karnataka and collect high quality data sets required for scientific research
Day to day supervision of various activities in the farmers’ fields and collection, compilation and tabulation of data
To train the farmers/farm facilitators and provide technical support, maintaining improved interventions at benchmark locations
To record scientific data, collecting of the information about the farmers and undertaking the crop cutting experiments to record yields in the demonstration plots.
In addition to the above, any other responsibilities as entrusted by supervisor.


Proficiency in English and local languages (written and spoken)
Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in  multicultural team
Proficiency in computer skills (Ms-Office, data analysis).


B.Sc (Agri) / B.Sc in Biological Sciences / Graduate from any stream with essential knowledge of agricultural crops, livestock with first class
Proficiency in English and Kannada (written and spoken)
Candidates with flair for field work, group interactions and suitable experience will be preferred


This position is a nationally recruited staff position for one year and renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute's continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to Apply:  The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Please send applications stating the job title clearly on the application/envelope, to Human Resources Services, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh 502 324, or by E-mail to, latest by 10 April 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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