Postharvest Specialist  at The World Vegetable Center

Agriculture & Foods Postharvest Specialist at The World Vegetable Center


Deadline: 15 March 2022

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) seeks to employ a Postharvest Specialist to strengthen the postharvest activities in South Asia.  The incumbent will be based at the Center’s regional office for South and Central Asia, located in ICRISAT-Patancheru, Hyderabad and is open for Indian nationals only.

The initial appointment will be for two years and may be extended depending on requirement, funding availability, and performance of the incumbent. An attractive compensation and benefits will be offered to the right candidate.

I. Key job responsibilities:

  • Assist in the establishment, use and upkeep of the postharvest research and demonstration facilities, conduct and manage fresh produce handling and processing researches.
  • Assist in breeding and production research for postharvest traits and in value chain and impact studies.
  • Contribute to outreach and capacity building programs.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Contribute to the development of new project proposals and other initiatives.
  •  Publish research and review papers in refereed journals and reviewed conference proceedings.
  • Provide activity and progress reports and support services to official activities.
  • Collaborate with other researchers within the organization and other advanced research institutes and universities.
  • Perform any other duties as required by the needs of the Center and as directed by the supervisor.

II. Eligibility:

  • Ph.D. in Postharvest Technology, Horticulture or Agriculture (major in postharvest technology), Food Science (vegetables or fruit processing) or Agricultural Engineering (postharvest engineering);
  • Experience in initiating experiments, experimental design, execution of experimental plans and analyzing results using statistical analysis software programs;
  • Three to five years’ extensive experience in agricultural development project management;
  • Sound knowledge of scientific writing and demonstrated ability to write successful project proposals;
  • Demonstrated project management skills;
  • Good analytical and technical skills to plan, implement, analyze, and communicate research findings;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver outputs on time and accurately with minimum supervision;
  • Significant research publication record;
  • Willingness to work both in the field and the laboratory is essential; and
  • Excellent communication and computer skills, with fluency in written and spoken English and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

III. How to Apply?

  • Applicants should submit an up date Resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including telephone/fax/e-mail) of three referees, and date of availability to [email protected].
  • Please mention the position title in the subject line.
  • Or  Send applications stating the job title clearly on the application/envelope to Human Resources Services, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh 502324
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

IV. About The World Vegetable Center

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is an international non-profit institute for vegetable research and development. Founded in 1971 with headquarters in Taiwan, the Center’s global network today covers East and Southeast Asia, subSaharan Africa, South Asia and Central Asia. The Center mobilizes resources from the public and private sector to realize the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods. WorldVeg’s improved varieties, production and postharvest methods help farmers increase vegetable harvests, raise incomes in poor rural and urban households, create jobs, and provide healthier, more nutritious diets for families and communities. For more information, please visit WorldVeg's website

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