ICRISAT invites applications for Scientific Officer

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics has over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture.

Post: Scientific Officer

The Job :
- Process and analyse sequencing data from Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms
- Use a variety of bioinformatics tools to analyse and manipulate whole genome resequencing data
- Expression studies using RNA-Seq data, gene ontology and metabolic pathway analysis
- Gene family analysis, sequence level analysis, orthology/paralogy etc.
- Biological database development and tool integration
- Compilation of results and writing reports

 

Competencies: NGS techniques like sequence alignment, variant calling based on whole genome re-sequencing and genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), RNA-Seq etc. Knowledge of standard bioinformatics tool e.g. samtools, bamtools, picard, etc. Experience in biological databases and integration of different omics tools.

Qualification and Skill Requirement:
Masters degree in the area of Computation Genomics/Computational Biology/Computer science or similar with minimum one year of experience in NGS data analysis. Sound knowledge of genomics and molecular biology is must. Proficient in any one of the programming/scripting in languages: Python, Perl, PHP, R, Shell Scripting. Experience in web technologies or databases like wordpress, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, MySQL, PostgreSQL etc. will be an advantage. Should be familiar with various sequencing platforms. Must be experienced in working on Linux and CLI environment. Ability to work as team as well as independently with minimal support. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

How to apply:
The last date of application is 25th June, 2017. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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