[Maize] Announcement of research positions at ICRISAT

Varshney, Rajeev (ICRISAT & GCP) via maize%40net.bio.net (by r.k.varshney from CGIAR.ORG)
Thu Aug 12 19:05:58 EST 2010


Dear all

Please find the announcement of two research positions. We would greatly
appreciate if you may arrange its circulation/posting among interested
candidates.

Many thanks and kind regards

Rajeev
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Rajeev K. Varshney, Ph.D., FNAAS
Principal Scientist (Applied Genomics) - ICRISAT (www.icrisat.org);
Adjunct Professor (Plant Biology)- The University of Western Australia; and
Leader, Sub Programme 2: Genomics towards Gene Discovery
Generation Challenge Programme (GCP, www.generationcp.org)

Mailing Address: 
Centre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG), Building # 300
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Patancheru - 502 324, Greater Hyderabad, INDIA

Tel: 0091 40 30713305; Fax: 0091 40 3071 3074/ 3075
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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
invites applications for the following positions to be based at its
Headquarters at Patancheru, Hyderabad, A.P., India for the special projects
funded by NSF-BREAD: Overcoming the domestication for symbiotic nitrogen
fixation in legumes and Generation Challenge Programme, Mexico which are
time bound.

Scientist - Post-Doctoral (Genomics)- One
Requirements: Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics/Plant Genomics/Agricultural
Biotechnology/Plant Biotechnology/Life sciences with the knowledge indicated
in responsibilities and good exposure to statistical analysis/quantitative
genetics.

Responsibilities: Study nitrogen fixation in legumes at physiology as well
as molecular level, marker genotyping, genetic mapping, QTL analysis,
sequencing and gene expression analysis, supervise laboratory and field
activities, actively associate in writing project reports and research
articles, supervision of students and technicians and perform other related
jobs from time to time.

Nature and duration: This position is an international position and
available for any nationality.  The incumbent will be working in close
collaboration with University of California, Davis, USA. The position is
tenure-based and available only for three years.

 

Scientist ­ Post-Doctoral (Bioinformatics)- One
Requirements: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics/Life Sciences (or MSc with 3-4 years
research experience) with the practical knowledge indicated in
responsibilities.

Responsibilities: Optimization of tools and development of pipelines for
analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data, perl scripting, develop
bioinformatic tools/ databases for sequence and gene expression analysis,
actively associate in writing project reports and research articles,
supervision of students and perform other related jobs from time to time.
Knowledge in Java programming and database design is added advantage.

Nature and duration: This position is a nationally recruited position and
available only for Indian nationals for a period of one year initially,
however extendable based on performance and need.

Attractive remuneration package will be offered for selected candidates for
both positions. For informal queries or to know more about the above
positions, please contact Dr. Rajeev Varshney, Principal Scientist (Applied
Genomics) and Co-ordinator/ PI of above mentioned projects at
r.k.varshney from cgiar.org .

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application
including an up-to-date resume, names and addresses (including phone &
e-mail) of three
referees and a cover letter indicating the reason of applying for the
position. Application can be submitted by email icrisatjobs from cgiar.org
/varshney.editorial from gmail.com or by post to Human Resources Services,
ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh 502 324, latest by August 25, 2010. Only
short-listed candidates will be called for interviews.


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