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M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) is looking for an Executive Director

MSSRF invites applications for the post of Executive Director at the Foundation in Chennai.

MSSRF is a non-profit organisation and has been recognised as a scientific institution by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The Foundation offers opportunities for doctoral research. MSSRF has about 230 employees, headquarters in Chennai, and three regional centres in India.

Job Description: 

The position offers the possibility of developing an institution at the forefront of agricultural science and policy and related developmental issues. The Executive Director of the Foundation is responsible for planning, guiding, and managing all MSSRF programmes. The Executive Director is expected to take the Foundation’s research and development agenda forward, raise funds, and build and maintain relationships with national and international institutions.

Eligibility: 
  • Preferably below 55 years.
  • About 20 years of professional (including research) experience.
  • A background in agricultural science, ecology, climate change, agricultural economics, or biodiversity.
  • Candidates with a strong interest in policy issues related to agricultural productivity, profitability, and sustainability are encouraged to apply.
Remuneration: 
Comparable to the remuneration of Directors of national institutions.
Mode of Application : 

Please apply before November 15, 2019 to the Chairperson at chairperson@mssrf.res.in with a full curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees.

The Foundation may independently invite applications or nominations for this post.

MSSRF is an equal opportunity employer.

Last Date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019