Scientific Officer – Karnataka

- 4 Years
Karnataka Other

Job Description

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian Nationals for the post of Scientific Officer. The position is based in Karnataka, India.


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 kilometres 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.

The Job:
  • To supervise on-farm farmer participatory action research trials in different districts of Karnataka.
  • Constant interactions with the farmers, researchers and Department of Agriculture officials and act as a liaison person in the district.
  • Travel within the district and providing technical support to the Farm Facilitators/Lead Farmers and Farmers in the district.
  • Recording of scientific data, prepare draft reports, collecting of the information about the farmers and undertaking the crop cutting experiments to record yields in the demonstration plots and guide technicians based in the districts.
  • Regular and timely reporting for district activities and update to supervisors.

Qualification and Skill Requirement:
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.
  • Well versed with Computer operations and digital reporting
  • People with the flair for field work, group interactions and suitable experience will be preferred.
  • Working in inter-disciplinary team in multicultural and multinational environment and the ability to interact with partner organizations
  • M.Sc (Agri) / M.Sc (Hort) / M.Sc (Vet) / M.Sc in Biological Sciences with fluency in English. Knowledge/fluency in Kannada will be preferred
  • The candidate should have aptitude and skills to draft reports, papers and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and fluency in use of M.S. Office is essential

Compensation:

This is a consolidated position for one year and renewable based on the performance of the incumbent, and the Institute's continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

The last date of application is 15 October 2017. All applications will be acknowledged, however, only shortlisted 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

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Education-

PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) - Agriculture, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Veterinary Science

Company Profile

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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