Research Associate – India, West Bengal (N-24-39)

CIP - International Potato Center


Ref: N-24-39/RA/NRS/ASIA

Research Associate – India, West Bengal The International Potato Center (CIP) is looking for a proactive Research Associate who is specialist in Tissue Culture and Disease Diagnostic to work with the project team and otherpartners on the project titled: ‘Developing local Seed Potato Production System in West Bengal.’

About the role

This position will be based in West Bengal and the selected candidate will be responsible for Tissue CultureandtheDiseasediagnosticinLabaswellasfieldlevel.Thepositionrequiresworkingexperience in Plant Tissue Culture and handling disease diagnostic tools, like ELISA. This position will be based in Siliguri, West Bengal, India and will report to the Project Manager of West Bengal Project. Key responsibilities:

The selected candidate will mainly focus on these tasks/responsibilities below: • Assist in the development and maintenance of tissue culture lines.

• Conduct diagnostic tests for plant diseases using molecular and biochemical methods. • Maintain accurate records of experiments and results.

• Prepare reagents, media, and other materials for laboratory work.

• Support senior researchers in data collection and analysis.

• Ensure proper maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment.

• Follow laboratory safety protocols and guidelines.

What are we looking for?

The selected candidate should have the following skills, knowledge, experience, and personal characteristics:

• Master’s degree in biotechnology, Plant Science, or a related field.

• At least 2 years of experience in tissue culture and plant disease diagnostics. • Proficiency in molecular biology techniques such as PCR and ELISA.

• Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Excellent communication and leadership abilities.

• Advance written and verbal communication skills in English, Hindi and Bengali. • Willingness to travel frequently within Districts of West Bengal.

Why should you consider this opportunity?

• CIP is an international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D background. • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. • CIP is a member of the CGIAR, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.What are we offering? • Great career opportunity in an international organization.

• Salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

• One years’ full-time contract with the possibility of renewal.

• Work in an equal and diverse workplace.

How to apply?

Visit the following link: , subrdt your cover letter and a full C.V. with your references. Screening of applications will begin on June 3 , 2024, and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This position WILL NOT have contact with children or vulnerable adults.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

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