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 Senior Scientists – Eight posts
 M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

 Location: (Four at Jeypore (Orissa), two at Kolli Hills (Tamil Nadu), and two at Wayanad (Kerala) locations under MSSRF)
 Last Date: July 15, 2011


Announcement of Vacancy in M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation 

  Ref: MSSRF/IDRC-Mega-1/ 2011  

The following vacancies are under a project “Alleviation of Poverty and Malnutrition in Agro-biodiversity Hotspots” being supported by the International Development Research of Canada and jointly implemented at three locations (Koraput in Orissa, Wayanad in Kerala and Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu) by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation and University of Alberta, Canada.

This project aims at conducting action research on improved small farm income generation and household nutrition through integrated, participatory and sustainable farm productivity and non-farm enterprises.


Application should include full biodata providing complete academic record from SSLC, stating areas of specialization, academic achievement, nature and duration of experience, full address and telephone number of two most recent employers, names and addresses of two referees who have close familiarity with the professional strength and character of the candidate, current address, recent photo, telephone and e-mail ID. Incomplete application will be rejected.

Every application must clearly indicate the job designation and job location.


The Last date for receipt of application is 15 July 2011 (Candidates who had earlier applied for any of these posts need not apply again for the same) 

Please send application by email to   

or by post to Manager (Pers. & Admn), M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation,

Third Cross Street, Institutional Area, Taramani, Chennai 600 113.


Vacancy 5: Senior Scientists Eight posts (Four at Jeypore (Orissa), two at Kolli Hills (Tamil Nadu), and two at Wayanad (Kerala) locations under MSSRF)

Job Description

The Senior Scientists will be required to assist the Co- Principal Investigators in project implementation in respective locations. The job includes village level leadership in participatory management of integrated agricultural production, soil and water resources, innovative application of agriculture for better nutrition and income generation in small farms, supporting on-farm and non-farm income generation enterprises and knowledge and capacity in effective implementation of the project in team with other project staff and students from University of Alberta. Candidate will be required make data collection, report preparation and presentation of work at project meetings.

Minimum qualification

Essential: M.Sc in Agriculture with specialization in Crop production/ Agronomy/any other discipline from any recognized University with at least five years experience in the described work profile and all round knowledge and experience in integrated agriculture and resource management, farmer participatory research, systematic data collection, processing and analysis, promotion of on-farm and non-farm enterprises. Candidates with B.Sc (Agriculture) may also apply provided they have ten years of experience in described work profile under reputed organisations. Ability in research data collection and analysis report writing, work presentation and proficiency in computer application are also essential.


Proficiency in local language of the respective project location is a must.



Up to Rs 30,000/month (consolidated, depends on the suitability of candidate)


The tenure of appointment is for about 42 months with immediate effect. MSSRF has an employment policy to absorb and retain promising candidates and promote their career. However, the entry for all regular positions is only through project placements. 



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