Scientific Officer for NutriPlus Knowledge Center
Location: ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru
Last Date: May 10, 2009
Email: ICRISAT.NRSJOBS@cgiar.org (Reference:
Seeks applications from India Nationals for the position Scientific Officer for NutriPlus Knowledge Center in Agri-Science Park@ICRISAT, to be based in Headquarters- Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh. This is a nationally recruited position and the person will report to Technical Director, NutriPlus Knowledge Center.
About ICRISAT: ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is an Alliance of centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and supported by more than 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. To reduce poverty, enhance crop productivity and food security and to protect the environment, ICRISAT research focuses on farming systems and crop improvement, management and utilization of sorghum, pearl millet, pigeonpea, chickpea, and groundnut in the semi-arid tropics.
About NutriPlus Knowledge Centre: Agri-Science Park@ICRISAT (ASP) is the public private partnership facilitation arm of ICRISAT to enhance the development and commercialization of science-generated technologies and knowledge through market mechanisms that will ultimately benefit the poorest of the poor. ASP has many components of which NutriPlus Knowledge Center is one of the components of ASP which is a platform for R&D and innovation for high value added processed technologies/products that will house pilot plants, laboratories and a marketing unit for new product development and commercialization of technologies. www.agri-sciencepark.icrisat.org.
∑ Carry out product development activities at NutriPlus.
∑ Design recipes in development phase to ensure that nutritional parameters are met before recipe is finalized.
∑ Carry out proximate analysis, nutritional evaluation, shelf life and microbiological evaluation.
∑ Conduct sensory evaluation.
∑ Plan and execute scale-up trials at pilot and factory level.
∑ Vendor development to achieve innovation in ingredient and process.
Requirements: Bachelorís or Masterís degree in Food Science and Technology with 2-3 years of experience
Experience in development of neutraceutical, fortified, functional foods; knowledge and understanding of PFA and related food laws and its applications to food design and labelling. Expirence in implementing GMPs, HACCP and commercialization of food products at 3rd party. Ability to collate analyze and apply scientific literature will be an added advantage. The candidate should be a good team player with excellent computer, interpersonal and communication skills.
Reward: The position is for two years initially and may be extended depending on the requirement and performance of the incumbent. A right compensation will be provided to a deserving candidate.
How to Apply: Please send applications to Human Resources Services, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh 502 324, India. Applications by E-mail should clearly state the job title in the subject column and (the applicant should also include their present/last CTC) forward to: ICRISAT.NRSJOBS@cgiar.org latest by 10th May 2009. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer, and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff.