SA-002 — Consultant – Legumes Breeder, Hyderabad, India (open to Indian nationals only)


Job title: SA-002 — Consultant – Legumes Breeder, Hyderabad, India (open to Indian nationals only)

Company: World Vegetable Center

Job description: The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is an international non-profit institute for vegetable research and development.
Founded in 1971 with headquarters in Taiwan, the Center’s global network today covers East and Southeast Asia, sub-
Saharan Africa, South Asia and Central Asia. The Center mobilizes resources from the public and private sector to realize
the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods. WorldVeg’s improved varieties, production and
postharvest methods help farmers increase vegetable harvests, raise incomes in poor rural and urban households, create
jobs, and provide healthier, more nutritious diets for families and communities. For more information, please visit our

WorldVeg is seeking a Consultant – Legumes Breeder to strengthen the capacity of its legume breeding research to
develop multiple disease resistant and stress tolerant legume lines. The position wil be based at WorldVeg South and
Central Asia Regional Of ice located in ICRISAT-Patancheru, Hyderabad. This is a consultant position open for Indian
nationals only.


  • Plan and conduct field and greenhouse screening and selection of improved legume lines
  • Perform breeding activities, col ect, analyze and interpret data
  • Contribute towards marker-assisted selection in legume crops
  • Liaise with project partners on a regular basis regarding sharing of germplasm, field-trials, data and reports
  • Contribute to proposal development and publication of research outcomes
  • Be aware of new developments in legume crops breeding
  • Supervise scientific of icers and technicians
  • Enhance the capacity of national partners through training courses and on-site visits
  • Assist in administrative or other tasks as required by the supervisor

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in plant breeding, molecular genetics or a related field with at least one or two years of relevant


  • Sound knowledge of scientific writing, genetics, statistics and experimental design
  • Experience in Legume biology is desirable
  • Wil ingness to work both in the field and the laboratory is essential.
  • Excellent communication with fluency in writ en and spoken English and ability to work in a multi-cultural

General: The Consultancy will be for a period of one year and may be extended depending on requirement,
funding availability, and performance of the incumbent.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a let er of application explaining their suitability for and interest in the position
along with a curriculum vita, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three
referees, and the date of availability. Please send applications stating the job title clearly on the application/envelope to
Human Resources Services, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana 502 324, or send applications by e-mail to

Expected salary:

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana

Job date: Wed, 16 Feb 2022 23:23:52 GMT

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