Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Senior/Principal Scientist -Genetic Resources

[This position is open for both internal and external candidates to apply.  Internal candidates should submit their CVs through proper channel, i.e. respective supervisor/RPD or Head of Office]

The Job: To work in collection, conservation and characterization of genetic resources assess diversity of germplasm collections using morpho-agronomic and molecular markers data, developing representative subsets to identify trait-specific germplasm, and work with partners to enhance use of genetic resources, and develop project proposals for funding, and reports to donors.

The Person:

  • PhD in Plant Breeding and/or Genetics  
  • a minimum of 10-12 years of post-doctoral experience
  • Knowledge and experience of genetic resources collection, conservation, characterization, utilization and experience of analysis of large sized datasets and developing germplasm subsets is essential.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary, multi-cultural environment of the institute is important.

The Reward: This is a staff position in the Scientist and Managerial Group (SMG) Cadre with an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package payable in Indian Rupees. The position is initially for three years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent and funding availability. An attractive compensation will be offered for the right candidate.

How to apply: Applicants should apply on or before 30 April 2013 by email to:, with a letter of motivation, full Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. The reference name of the position (Senior/Principal Scientist) should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the email. Screening of applications will begin in May 2013 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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