ICRISAT National Recruitment: RA/Field Assistant 996 views

ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) invites applications for its National Recruitment for the posts of Research Associate and Field Assistant.

Research Associate

Location: ICRISAT- Patancheru Hyderabad

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Genomics data analysis, specifically on NGS transcriptome data analysis
  • Design and implement transcriptomic studies, especially RNAseq experiments including routine wet lab practices like RNA extraction, library construction for RNAseq studies
  • Analyze the NGS data with standard open source data analysis pipeline(s) and further interpretation with standard tools
  • Contribute to project report writing and preparation of posters, research publications


  • Applicant must be proficient in English communication skills (both written and spoken)
  • Applicant must have strong knowledge about sequencing technology and data analysis (specially Illumina platform)
  • Applicant must have Doctorate in related field like Biotechnology/Genomics/Genetics/Life Sciences with working experience of functional genomics.
  • Applicants with one year experience will have an added advantage.
  • Applicant must have expertise in Unix/Linux operating systems and administration; some knowledge of statistical analysis languages such as R, programming and scripting languages (either Perl, Python)
  • Applicants with publications in related field (RNAseq/NGS) will be preferred

How to apply:

  • Apply with latest CV and the names and contact information of 3 references

Field Assistant

Location: ICRISAT- Patancheru Hyderabad and reports to Theme Leader – Crop Improvement.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Scientific Officer in collecting and recording the field data and seed preparation
  • Field activities such as Weeding, Thinning, Gap Filling, Bird Scaring, Crossing, Rouging, Harvesting, Threshing etc.
  • Responsible for storage of seed and seed packing in the crop work area and seed stores
  • Responsible for communicating with the TFLs on the standard of work and related activities
  • Assist labour in explaining the work for improvement, from time to time
  • Assist Scientific Officer in maintaining the database
  • Responsible for keeping breeding fields clean on a regular basis
  • Assist Research Technicians in any other related activities as required, from time to time


  • Applicant must at least hold Intermediate (Preferred)
  • Applicant must have good Communication skills (be able to communicate in Telugu, Hindi and English)
  • Applicant must have minimum experience 3-4 years’; experience in field work (Weeding, Thinning, Harvesting, Threshing, Seed preparations etc.)

How to apply:

  • Apply with latest CV and the names and contact information of 3 references
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Fellowship Level Researcher
Country India
Subject areas Biotechnology/Genomics/Genetics/Life Sciences
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to Indian nationals
Deadline 8 January 2017

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