Entomologist – World Vegetable Center

5 - 9 Years
Hyderabad

Job Description

Role & Responsibilities:

Conduct laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments on screening of germplasm and breeding populations for pest resistance/tolerance in legumes
Coordinate multi-locational field trials on screening for pest resistance and integrated pest management in legumes
Data collection, collation and maintenance of databases
Preparation of research reports and scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings
Conduct other research work activities as part of a multidisciplinary team
Qualifications and experience:

M.Sc. or PhD in Entomology or a related field with a good academic record with at least five years experience.
Extensive experience in laboratory, glasshouse and field screening of germplasm for pest resistance;
Sound knowledge of experimental designs and statistical analysis;
Experience in molecular biology;
Excellent communication and computer skills, with fluency in written and spoken English, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.


General:
The position will be initially for two years with the possibility of extension depending upon work performance, and funding availability. An attractive all-inclusive lump sum compensation will be offered with medical and accidental insurance coverage.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer"

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Agriculture / Dairy

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INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE SEM I ARID TROPICS (ICRISAT)

WorldVeg is world’s largest international non-profit research and development center focused on alleviating poverty and malnutrition in developing countries through the increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. Founded in 1971 with headquarters in Taiwan, the Center’s global work covers East and Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Central Asia. For more information please visit our website: worldveg.org.
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. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.
ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more
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