ICRISAT Hiring Associate Scientist

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Job Details

Post Name Associate Scientist
Company Name ICRISAT
Qualification Ph.D , M.Phil
Vacancies 1
Job Location Telangana , Hyderabad
Last Date 08/07/2022

Job Description:

Job Description

1 Vacancies

SENIOR PROJECT ASSOCIATE – (Position code: RA22_0236) (National position)


The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is currently seeking applications from Indian nationals for the position of ‘Associate Scientist – Crop Physiology’ to carry out research work under Cluster- Crop Physiology and Modelling, Global Research Program- Accelerated Crop Improvement as follows:


  1. Generating robust datasets of chickpea and other crops for component traits of adaptation across HTP phenotyping systems and development of novel screening assays for critical traits to enhance plant productivity in dryland system;
  2. Deploying CT-technology for quantification of various post-harvest traits of economic importance; and
  3. Coordinate project activities with partners and key stakeholders for delivering supporting solutions to key partners; 

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 kilo meters of land in 55 countries, the semi- arid or dryland tropics has over 2 billion people and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower these disadvantaged populations to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agricultural production systems.


ICRISAT is headquartered at Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and eight country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT envisions a prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics.  Its mission is to reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics. ICRISAT conducts research on its mandate crops of chickpea, pigeonpea, groundnut, sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet in the arid and semi-arid tropics. The Institute focuses its work on the drylands and in protecting the environment. Tropical dryland areas are usually seen as resource-poor and perennially beset by shocks such as drought, thereby trapping dryland communities in poverty and hunger and making them dependent on external aid. Please visit–



  • Develop necessary tools and bring transformative insight to phenotyping team and crop improvement programs
  • Identify the opportunities and challenges in designing and delivering multidisciplinary-based supporting solutions
  • Advance functional team thinking to new approaches
  • Explore new technologies for enhancing quality of project outputs and expanding the relevance of the product across organizations
  • Provide meaningful insight to stakeholders and donor organizations to build and expand collaborative networks with key partners
  • Create new process approaches which accelerate delivery of the team outputs to the primary stakeholders of the project

Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD degree in Crop science/ Physiology/ Genetics/ Biotechnology with good understanding of Plant Biology and Agricultural Systems or related disciplines with 2 years of postdoc experience
  • Experience in Crop Phenotyping, Sensors Technology, Statistical Analysis

Technical Competencies/ Key Skills:

  • Experience in project management (coordinating project activities with multi-disciplinary teams, tracking project progress, financials and deliverables)
  • Proficiency in drafting high-quality project proposals, research articles, project reports
  • Proficiency in English communication skills (both written and spoken)
  • Ability to interact and work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Creativity and ability to work independently and in a team-based environment
  • Ability to deal tactfully under pressure situations, deliver under tight schedules, and maintain high degree of confidentiality.
  • Multi-language competency will be an added advantage.

Additional / Preferred Skills:

  • Support the scientist in writing the technical report.
  • Responsible for timely completing the assigned activities.


The employment contract will be for a period of 36 months depending upon the needs of the project.


Assignment Location:

The position will be based at ICRISAT’s headquarters in Patancheru, near Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.  ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. For more details, see;


How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 24 July 2022, with a letter of application explaining their suitability for and interest in the position along with a latest curriculum-vitae, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone and e-mail) of three referees that are knowledgeable about their professional qualifications and work experience, and the date of availability.  All applications will be acknowledged. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining a progressive and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether they have a disability.

Key Skills

Crop Physiology,

HTP Phenotyping,

Statistics and R,

Project Development,

Article writing

Additional/Preferred Skills



Preferred Qualifications


Preferred Industry Experience



ICRISAT offers a rewarding career opportunity in dryland agricultural research to have a lasting impact on millions of lives and communities. The state of the art research infrastructure with high performance culture, ICRISAT provides global exposure and learning. For more details, visit

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