ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic and highly innovated young professionals as Manager – Breeding Network to work with the Rice Breeding Innovations platform team that aims at a globally aligned, modernized, rice breeding one IRRI breeding network ‘community of practice,’ unified by a set of jointly developed standards for making breeding decisions consistent with the demands of regional farmers and other value chain stakeholders.
1. Post Name: Manager – Breeding Network
i. Associated in implementation of OneRice Breeding Strategy at NARES level and leading OneIRRI breeding Network towards the smooth implementation of CoPs
ii. Strengthening NARES partners network across South Asia Region (India, Bangladesh, and Nepal) for developing high yielding varieties for all the ecologies and based on the market segmentation.
iii. Leading the Seed Exchange process by coordinating with the SHU-IRRI-SA-NARES for the shipments, MTA generations, managing LOAs.
iv. Multi-location Network coordination towards monitoring, efficient generation of high-quality datasets, data compilation, statistical analysis, and report preparation.
v. Associated in capacity building of NARES in innovative breeding strategies, modernization, mechanization, high-throughput phenotyping, etc.
vi. Coordination with NARES towards new varietal nominations, seed multiplications, and associated with Seed System teams towards varietal release and product positioning.
vii. Breeding efforts towards managing core breeding activities and participation in project development for strengthening regional breeding program at IRRI SA Hub.
viii. Managing day-to-day operations related to farm management (sowing to harvesting) and managing human resources (Field Attendants, Research Technicians, and TFLs) for all ongoing projects.
ix. Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
3. Qualifications and Experience:
i. M.Sc (Agri) Genetics and Plant Breeding with 8-10 years of experience in the area of breeding trials coordination and streamlining the networks with the NARES.
ii. Proven research experience in coordination, delivery of strategic plans, and working with network projects.
iii. Extensive experience in coordinating the research projects with the research team for the in-house research activities and human resource management
iv. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential
v. Aptitude to work collegially and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural environments.