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Applications are invited from citizens of Sri Lanka for the following posts at the Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Talawakelle.


1. Entomology Division
2. Plant Pathology Division
3. Soils and Plant Nutrition Division

Job Description

Senior Research Officer (SRO) is responsible for assisting the management in planning, execution and monitoring the research programme on entomological/ pathological/ soil fertility and plant nutritional aspects of tea whilst working within the research programme of the Tea Research Institute. The SRO is also responsible for dissemination of research findings and preparation of material for the dissemination of findings. He/She will also be responsible for guiding subordinate staff in consultation with the Head of Division (HOD) and assisting the HOD on administrative and any other responsibilities as delegated by the HOD.

Educational Qualifications

A 4 year special degree with a first or second class upper in Science or Agriculture from a recognized University with appropriate subject combinations


A 4 year special degree with a second class lower in Science or Agriculture from a recognized University with appropriate subject combinations and a 1 year post graduate degree in the relevant field


A degree in Science or Agriculture with appropriate subject combinations or equivalent qualification and a 2 year postgraduate Research degree in the relevant field


A PhD degree in the relevant field and at least 10 years research experience after obtaining 1st degree or equivalent qualification.


Appointments will be on contract basis, initially for a period of 3 years renewable annually and the salary is negotiable up to Rs. 60,000/=.

Method of Selection

By Interview

Please apply by registered post giving names of two non-related referees, and contact number to reach undersigned within 14 days of this advertisement, indicating the post applied for on the top-left hand corner of the envelope.

Tea Research Institute

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