Research Technician Genebank

3 - 5 Years
Hyderabad

Job Description

Responsibilities:
To attend field activities related to germplasm regeneration and characterization/evaluation
To prepare planting materials, field layouts, field records and post-harvest data and processing of germplasm samples
To attend seed processing and seed laboratory works
Prepare laboratory samples for analysis, following proper protocols in order to ensure that they will be stored, prepared, and disposed-off efficiently and effectively.
To carry out seed laboratory activities viz; Germination tests, moisture tests, accelerated ageing test and other viability and vigor tests.
To assist the supervisor in carrying out seed ageing and seed longevity experiments
Develop in vitro techniques for medium term and long term conservation of ICRISAT mandate crops
Preparation of in vitro materials of ICRISAT mandate crops for conservation and use
Preparation of a variety of high quality plant tissue culture medium under time constraints.
Perform standard tissue culture/in vitro laboratory work.
Develop standard protocols for in vitro conservation of ICRISAT mandate crops.
Perform laboratory procedures following established in vitro protocols with a focus on quality data collection and documentation of results.
To operate and maintain seed lab and in vitro lab equipment.
Record data pertaining to experimentation and research and check data quality
Contribute to other tasks as required and assigned

Competencies:
Fluency in English (both written and spoken)
Proficiency in Computer skills(MS-Office)
Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team

Requirements:

Graduates with preferable experience of 2-3 years working on ICRISAT mandate crops germplasm. Knowledge of seed science and plant tissue culture will be an added advantage.

General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position for one year, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent, funding availability and the Institute's continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.


How to apply:
Applicants should apply on or before 30 November 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

Functional Area:Medical, Healthcare, R&D, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology

Role Category:Medical Professional

Role:General Practitioner

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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. 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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