agricultural biotechnology | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

CRP – ICGEB Research Grant 2011 for Applicants from Developing Countries: basic sciences, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and environmental bioremediation.

The Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) – ICGEB Research Grants is a unique source of funding aimed at financing those projects addressing original scientific questions that show a potential contribution of particular relevance for the applicant’s country. The programme was established in 1988 with the specific aim to:
-stimulate collaborative research in Member States;
-promote training of young scientists;
-facilitate the creation of appropriate research facilities in promising Institutes.
The programme provides support for research projects in many fields of basic sciences, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and environmental bioremediation.
Applicants for research grant proposals (identified as “CRPs”) should hold positions at Universities or Research Institutes in any of the Member States listed in the Annex A. The maximum number of project proposals that may be submitted by each country is three (3) and Liaison Officers are requested to submit to ICGEB, on or before the closing date, a final list summarising their
endorsed proposals.
Project proposals must be submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) in English, in original with one double-sided copy, duly endorsed by the ICGEB Liaison Officer (see Form A for name and full postal
coordinates). Forms submitted without the necessary signatures and endorsement will not be considered. Active collaboration with ICGEB Research Groups is welcome but it is not mandatory to apply for funding. Investigating groups do not qualify for submission of applications:
– if previously awarded projects have not been evaluated and satisfactorily concluded;
-if the University or Research Institute of the PI is based in Italy or India.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
31 March 2011: Suggested deadline for submission to the ICGEB Liaison Officers for endorsement.
30 April 2011: Endorsed applications to be submitted to ICGEB – Office of the Director-General,

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International Postdoctoral Position in Genomics, India

Projects funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, and Generation Challenge Programme (GCP), Mexico, which are time bound.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics/Plant Genomics/Agricultural Biotechnology/Plant Biotechnology/Life sciences with the knowledge indicated in responsibilities and good exposure to statistical analysis/quantitative genetics.

Responsibilities: Study nitrogen fixation in legumes at physiology as well as molecular level, marker genotyping, genetic mapping, QTL analysis, sequencing and gene expression analysis, supervise laboratory and field activities, actively associate in writing project reports and research articles, supervision of students and technicians and perform other related jobs from time to time.
Nature and duration: This position is an international position and the incumbent will be working in close collaboration with University of California, Davis, USA. The position is tenure-based and available only for three years.
Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the selected candidates for both the positions. For informal queries or to know more about the above positions, please contact Dr. Rajeev Varshney, Principal Scientist (Applied Genomics) and Co-ordinator/ Principal Investigator of the above mentioned projects at .

How to Apply: The application should include an up-to-date resume, with photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees. Please send applications clearly stating the job title in the subject column, to Human Resources Services, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh 502 324, by E-mail to icrisatjobs@cgiar.orglatest by 25th August 2010. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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