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Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

About MSSRF: 

The M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M. S. Swaminathan. The Foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science for agricultural and rural development for development and dissemination of technology to improve lives and livelihoods of tribal and rural communities. MSSRF follows a pro-poor, pro-women and pro-nature approach and applies appropriate science and technology options to address practical problems faced by rural populations in agriculture, food and nutrition.

The Foundation works in the areas of Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Security and Skill and Capacity Development using modern Information and Communication Technologies. MSSRF is present in six states of India. Please visit our website for more information.

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Job Description: 
  • Landscaping the garden 
  • Identifying the species for cultivation and promotion, conservation 
  • Assessing the nutritional content of select elite germplasm under different nutrition category
  • Awareness campaigns 
  • Creating a cadre of Community Hunger Fighters 
  • Develop sustainable garden model by sale of elite germplasm to the farmers and nutri-rich plants to the consumers
Desirable qualification: 
M.Sc in Agriculture/ Horticulture (ii) M.Sc/M.Tech in Nutrition/ Food Technology/ Biochemistry and working knowledge of Hindi
As per the norms of the Govt. of India.
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Mode of Application : 

MSSRF is a woman-friendly employer with a gender policy and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to SC / ST candidates with desired qualification. Application should include full biodata providing complete academic record stating areas of specialization, academic achievement, sample of writing and publications, nature and duration of experience, full address and telephone number of two most recent employers, last pay drawn, names and addresses of two referees who have close familiarity with the professional strength and character of the candidate, current address, telephone and e-mail ID. Incomplete application will be rejected. Application must clearly indicate “PA3JRF6319C” with Job code.

Please send the duly filled in application by email before the last date to

Last Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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