ICRISAT: Scientific/Managerial & International Recruitment 1369 views

ICRISAT invite applications for the post of Senior Scientist (Crop Physiologist) and Head – ICRISAT Genebank. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru Hyderabad and reports to Theme Leader – System Analysis for Climate Smart Agriculture.

Senior Scientist (Crop Physiologist)


  • Applicant must hold PhD degree in Plant Physiology, Genetics, Horticulture, Agronomy or related discipline with strong background in abiotic stress physiology with 5 years of postdoc
  • Applicant must proficiency with the APSIM model and other crop modelling tools.
  • Applicant must have experience with assay development and physiological assessment of drought adaptive mechanisms particularly in cereals.
  • Applicant must be proficient in English (written and spoken).
  • Applicant must be able to interact effectively in a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Applicant must be able to work independently and in a team-based environment.

Note: This is Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position for 3 years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

  • Applicants should apply on or before 15-January-2017
  • CV
  • 3 references with names and contact information

Head – ICRISAT Genebank

ICRISAT has a large medium term and long-term storage facility in Patancheru and small collections at three regional locations (Nairobi, Kenya; Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and Niamey, Niger). The Head of the ICRISAT Genebank will be fully responsible for operations at all of these locations.


  • Applicant must hold PhD in plant breeding, genetics, economic botany, seed/tissue physiology or closely related discipline.
  • Applicant must possess at least 10 years of postdoctoral experience including at least 5 years’ experience in the operation of an international/regional or national genebank involving crops with different levels of outcrossing and propagation.
  • Applicant must have expertise in population genetics, breeding systems, crop evolution, seed physiology and pathology relevant to the conservation and distribution of crop germplasm including wild relatives.
  • Applicant must have understanding of international laws, conventions, protocols, intellectual property rights, crop genetic diversity in collections.
  • Applicant must possess fluency in English (spoken and written)


  • internationally recruited staff (IRS) position at the Senior/Principal Scientist level
  • attractive and competitive salary
  • benefits package payable in US dollars

Duration: initially for 3 years; extendable depending on performance of the incumbent.

How to apply:

  • Apply on or before 10 January 2017
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • 3 references with the names and contact
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics)
Fellowship Level Scientist
Country India
Subject areas Plant Physiology, Genetics, Horticulture, Agronomy
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline Varies

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