Assistant Scientist (International Rice Research Institute)

Name of Company / Institution: International Rice Research Institute

Work Location: College, Los Banos, Laguna

Company Brief Description:

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and over 1,000 staff.
Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other harmful effects of climate change.

Job Title: Assistant Scientist – Biochemistry

Job Responsibilities:

Under the minimal supervision of the Senior Scientist II – Grain Quality and Nutrition Center, assist in the design of experiment(s), survey(s), and other research studies according to Cluster specific project goals and research objectives. Manage the implementation of defined research activities. Evaluate and validate experimental data and contribute to manuscript for reports and publications as well as presentations/posters for national and international conferences. Supervise, coach and guide scholars, OJTs, researchers and research technicians. Coordinate and prepare training sessions for a variety of people. Design experiments and carry out research on analysis of starch, proteins, and fats in the grain by instrumental analyses (HPLC, CE) and various assays (amylose, amylopectin, RS, DC, TS, TSu, free sugars, and free amino acids).

Job Qualifications:

-Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and 4 years of relevant work experience in chemical research or rice grain quality, or
-Master of Science degree in Chemistry and 1- year relevant work experience in chemical research or rice grain quality.
-Equivalent training/experience

Contact Person / Details:
Dr. Nese Sreenivasulu
+02-5805600 loc. 2755
n.sreenivasulu@irri.org
http://irri.org/about-us/our-organization/grain-quality-and-nutrition-center

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