Manager – Genebank Seed Laboratory

10 - 17 Years

Job Description

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and Indian nationals for the post of Manager Genebank Seed Laboratory. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, Telangana State, India.

Job Responsibilities:-
  • Plan and organize seed processing and conservation activities of ICRISAT mandate crops and five small millets germplasm
  • Plan and organize regeneration of wild relative and problematic accessions
  • Seed viability monitoring and long-term planning for seed longevity works
  • Conduct research on seed longevity/viability independently on ICRISAT mandate crops
  • Conduct research on seed handling procedures improving seed quality and storage longevity
  • Investigate viability related problems in seed collections including dormancy and develop measures to overcome
  • Develop/improve mechanisms for safety and cost-effective management of germplasm collections
  • Organize supervision of field staff, data collection, analysis and documentation
  • Organize research experiments and preparing research articles
  • Organize Seed Laboratory activities, staff supervision
  • Inventory management and work-flow for ex situ collections
  • Assist the Head Genebank in preparing technical reports, research project work and capacity building activities
  • Assist the Head Genebank on Quality Management System (QMS) including safety measures


  • M.Sc. in Agriculture preferably in seed physiology or seed technology with a minimum of 15 years experience (10 years in case of exceptional candidates) and with five years experience of research on seed storage and longevity in a large seed laboratory contributing to research on seed quality
  • Expertise in ex situ collections and Seed management practices
  • Expertize in seed physiology, viability and storage longevity
  • Proficiency in English communication skills (both written and spoken)
  • Expertise in Computer skills (MS-Office, data analysis using different systems)
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team


This is a Scientific & Managerial Group (SMG) position for three years and renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and funding availability, and the Institute's continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 03-11-2017, 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

Key Skills

Desired Candidate Profile

Please refer to the Job description above


UG:B.Sc - Agriculture

PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) - Agriculture

Company Profile

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 details, see
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