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                                    Senior Scientific Officer


ICRISAT seeks application from Indian nationals, for the position of ‘Senior Scientific Officer” to be hired under ICRISAT Development Centre  to support activities of Global Research Program on Resilient Farm and Food Systems. There is a requirement for 2 positions where the incumbents will be based at Odisha.


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





·       To estimate productivity of different cropping systems under alternative nutrient management strategies


·       To prepare and characterize biochar from different feedstock


·       To conduct a detailed and rigorous assessment of agricultural management practices with focus on biochar and other materials


·       Strategic product development and planning – Initiate and implement measurable strategies that aid in driving the project goals


·       Liaise with different stakeholders and undertake other project related task as assigned by the supervisor


·       Document all complied data/information generated during the project tenure


·       To estimate the potential of carbon sequestration and implications on greenhouse gases under different soil, crop, and water management of agricultural systems


·       Prepare project proposals, scientific report writing, training modules, resource books, guidance documents, brochures, research articles etc.


·       Support team in project implementation and documentation


·       Any other job that may be assigned by supervisor from time to time






·       MSc Agriculture or a related discipline with 5 years to 10 years of work experience


·       Essential experience in on-farm agriculture related work, like conducting on-farm demonstration, capacity building, or any other.


·       Desirable experience in hand holding women SHGs/communities.






This is a contractual position for a period of 12 months.



How to apply:


Applicants should apply on or before 30 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