Field Assistant

1 Years
Hyderabad

Job Description


ICRISAT is seeking applications from Indian Nationals for the post of Field Assistant for CIMMYT - Asia Maize Program. The incumbent will be based at ICRISAT Headquarters in Patancheru, Telangana State, India.

Responsibilities:

Silk bagging and de-tasseling in maize nurseries
Different types of pollinations, as per given instruction
Reading field maps and match and tag plots
Seed preparation: matching stock IDs, sorting of trials and nurseries by experiment name and plot numbers
Assisting research technician in placing seed packets for sowing as per planting plan
Helping in removal of off-type plants in trials and nurseries
Collection of data (on hand held tablets)
Matching and tagging of harvest bags for uniquely identifying seed stocks
Ability to operate field equipment, such as - maize Sheller, seed counter, Green Seeker, moisture profile probes, data loggers, etc.
Arranging seed packets in seed storage as per instruction
Identifying individual seed for specific characters (e.g. kernels with appropriate QPM modification, identification of seeds with colour markers for doubled haploidy, etc.).
Rain-out shelters (ROS) activities: Weighing of cylinders, irrigation, biomass weighing, root washing, etc.
If required, supervision of unskilled labor for field activities
When required, drive pickup truck for enabling transport related to field activities.
When required, drive car for transport related to institute activities

Requirement:
1. At least 5 years work experience in Maize Breeding and Maize Pathology related field activities or in genomics lab.
2. Ability to communicate in Hindi / Telugu
3. Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team.
General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff [LRS] position for Three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent, funding availability, and the Institute's continuing need for the position.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply on or before 29 January 2019 with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Agriculture / Dairy

Employment Type:Permanent Job, Full Time

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

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. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. 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 details, see www.icrisat.org.
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