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Senior Scientists - Biotechnology Programme

Job Title

Senior Scientists – Biotechnology Programme



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Job Description

The candidate is expected to manage ongoing research projects as well as develop new research proposals, manage the facilities, assist research groups

and train research students in their respective fields.

Academic Qualifications

Position 1: M.Sc. in Biotechnology with Ph. D in the relevant field and post-doctoral research experience in Biology of abiotic stress tolerance in crop and plant species

Position 2: M.Sc. in Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ with Ph. D in relevant field and post-doctoral research experience in Plant- microbe interaction and microbiome for enhancing plant and soil health

Position 3: M.Sc. in Agriculture/ Botany/ Life sciences and Ph. D in relevant field with post-doctoral research experience in Plant Genetic Resources survey and characterisation

Desirable qualification

Demonstrated capability in an academic environment and in managing research

Good communication skills oral and written (to develop competitive research proposals) and the aptitude to interact with other research groups.

Candidates with experience in Agriculture field work will be preferred.




One year probationary period, based on performance employment will be regularised


Up to 40 Yrs.

No. of Positions

3- Positions Position 1: Plant Biotechnology; Position 2: Microbiology; Position 3: Plant Genetic Resources and Characterization

Terms & Conditions

  1. Those candidates, who are already working in any organization, should bring “No Objection Certificate” from the present employer.
  2. The candidates have to produce all the original certificates at the time of interview for verification.
  3. Upon selection candidates are expected to join duty immediately.

Mode of Application

The candidates must give information about their academic records achievement and experience details, Candidates should also give the contact details of two referees with whom they have worked in last 2 years.  MSSRF is a woman-friendly employer with a gender policy. Women candidates are encouraged to apply. Send application by post or E-mail. Application must clearly indicate PA3SS26722C” with Job code.

Those who have applied for our earlier call (PA3SS16322C) for the position of Senior Scientist in Biotechnology Programme need not apply now.

Others please send the applications by email before the last date to:

M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

Third Cross Street, Institutional Area,

Taramani, Chennai 600 113

email: admn@mssrf.res.in

Last Date

Monday August 15th, 2022 11:59pm


M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai. Travel to field locations, as per requirement.