MSSRF- SRF (PhD Scholar) Post


The M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M. S. Swaminathan. The Foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science for agricultural and rural development for development and dissemination of technology to improve lives and livelihoods of tribal and rural communities. MSSRF follows a pro-poor, pro-women and pro-nature approach and applies appropriate science and technology options to address practical problems faced by rural populations in agriculture, food and nutrition. The Foundation works in the areas of Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Security and Skill and Capacity Development using modern Information and Communication Technologies. (From

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Name of the Post: Senior Research Fellow (PhD Scholar) / Project Associate – II

No. of Posts: 01

About the Project: “Using millet-legume model intercropping systems to establish mycorrhiza-facilitated bioirrigation in dryland agriculture” – an Indo Swiss Joint Research Project funded by Department of Biotechnology India

Job Code: PA4SR7621P

Duration: 4 years

Location: Puducherry, India

How to Apply:

  • The above post is temporary as well as the employment will end with the completion of the project closure date.
  • Those candidates, who are already working in any type of organization, should bring “No Objection Certification” from the present employer.
  • The candidates need to produce all the original certifications at the time of the interview for verification.
  • The chosen candidate will certainly be expected to join duty immediately on receipt of the appointment order as well as work in the project implementation districts.

Mode of Application:

MSSRF is an equal opportunity employer. The application must include full biodata and also two references that have close familiarity with the professional strength as well as the character of the applicant. An incomplete application will certainly be rejected. The application must clearly indicate “PA4SR7621P” with Job code.

Please send the applications prior to the last date to the e-mail id:

Job Description: The candidate (Senior Research Fellow) will be directly involved in addressing specific research questions and hypothesis in collaboration with various other Swiss and Indian PIs. Successful candidates can register for PhD at a nearby University.

Minimum Qualification as well as skill sets: MSc in plant/ microbial biology or biotechnology ideally with NET qualification (as per DBT standards for SRF).

Desirable qualification: MSc in agricultural/ plant/ microbial biology/ ecology or biotechnology. Experience in conducting field experiment, plant as well as soil analysis is preferable for not essential.

Remuneration: Rs. 35000 + 24% HRA monthly (based on DBT/DST standards for appointing SRF).

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