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Field Research Assistant-Assistant

  • Organization: ICRISAT - The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • Location:
  • Grade: Administrative support - Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: Closed

Key skills

Data monitoring

Instrumentation

Additional/Preferred Skills

Agriculture

Pumping technology

Preferred Qualifications

BSc

ITI

Diploma

                                    Field Research Assistant

ICRISAT seeks application from Indian nationals, for the position of ‘ Field Research Assistant – ICRISAT Development Centre’’to support activities of Global Research Program on Resilient Farm and Food Systems (GRP-RF&FS) on Natural Resource Management. There is a requirement of 2 positions where the incumbents will be based atTahrauli, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh and will report to Principal Investigator, RF&FS, ICRISAT. As RF&FS involved in number of research and development projects towards Natural Resource Management, this position is intended to support research in farming system.

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 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 – www.icrisat.org

Responsibilities:

·Support multi-disciplinary project team in executing a range of NRM interventions.

·Experimental field data collection on soil, water, nutrient, agronomy and socio-economic parameters

·Undertake crop cutting experiments and sample processing.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in science or ITI/Diploma in science agricultural science or related disciplines
  • Candidate should be willing to work with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Fluency in oral and writing skill in Hindi is preferred.
  • Willing to travel to out location project sites for undertaking research experiments and data collection.

General:

This is a contractual position for a period of 36 months.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 24 March 2023, with their latest Resume, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

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