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Vacancy at JRD TATA Ecotechnology Centre of M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation

Vacancy for post of Director – JRD TATA Ecotechnology Centre of M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation

Job Description : To provide scientific and administrative leadership for activities being undertaken at the JRD TATA Ecotechnology Centre of MSSRF. The Centre undertakes research and development activities to diffuse environmentally sound technologies through the Biovillage model of sustainable development based on a rural system research methodology which gives concurrent emphasis to raising farm productivity and profitability as well as non-farm employment. This is achieved through Training and capacity building, grass root institution building, and developing partnerships and linkages with appropriate institutions. To generate necessary funding support through developing a long term plan for the centre.
Desired Profile : Candidates should ideally possess a deep understanding of agriculture, development and livelihood issues, particularly in the rural areas. The candidates will be able to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Communication and problem-solving skills will be essential.
Qualification /Experience :
a. PhD in Agriculture/ Natural  Science with experience in agriculture/ rural development/
livelihood enhancement
b. At least 10 years of experience in managing large research projects, involving collaborations with established national and international research organizations. 
c. Established track record of analytical skills in the field and demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals
Location : Chennai
Remuneration : Negotiable; based on the qualification and experience

Mode of Application :
Application should include full biodata providing complete mailing address, academic record, areas of specialization, academic achievements, list of publications, nature and duration of experience, full address and telephone number of two most recent employers, names and addresses of two referees

Send application by post
Manager (Pers. & Admn) 
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation 
Third Cross Street, Institutional Area 
Taramani, Chennai 600 113
or  through e-mail to

Last Date of application : 18 December 2011


Wednesday , 14   December , 2011