TIGS-CI is seeking applications from enthusiastic candidates to join the Plant genetics team at the Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, Bangalore (https:/tigs.res.in). Using new genetic technologies such as targeted genome editing by CRISPR/Cas, we develop crops with desired features that are resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses. The major focus of our group is to identify important rice varieties and develop strategies to improve diverse agronomic features and deliver transgene-free, improved rice varieties through genome editing. Successful candidates will join the team to take part in ongoing programs, which require experience and interest in rice tissue culture & transformation, molecular biology and/or phenotyping platforms.
The role will be to actively engage in phenotyping of rice events developed for different traits of interest. The candidate will also be responsible for care of the greenhouse for growing healthy rice events. Preference will be given to the candidate who has knowledge and experience in taking care of the greenhouse and hands-on experience in rice back-crossing experiments.