Science Research Specialist I, Philippine Rice Research Institute

Name of Company / Institution: Philippine Rice Research Institute

Work Location: Brgy. Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

Company Brief Description:

Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity under the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

The Institute accomplishes this through research and development work in our central and branch stations. In 2006, PhilRice Central Experiment Station received three management system certifications: ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series), which unify the organization, resources, processes, and practices components into one system to help achieve the organization’s purpose and mission.

Job Title: Science Research Specialist I

Job Responsibilities:

Fermented Rice Bran for Functional Product Development and Health Improvement (25%)

  1. Produce Aspergillus oryzae and lactic acid bacteria as fermenting microorganism for rice bran
  2. Ferment bran samples obtained from different rice types for cell experiment and product development
  3. Maintain 3T3L1 cell culture for the evaluation of the antiadipogenic activity of FRB extracts/fractions
  4. Evaluate the anti-obesity property of FRB fractions in vitro
  5. Assist in the development and evaluation of food product enriched with FRB
  6. Encode, tabulate, and analyze data collected from various experiments
  7. Prepare and submit annual study report

Development of NIRS Calibration Models for Rice Physicochemical Properties Evaluation (20%)

  1. Collect NIR spectra of 200 milled rice and flour samples
  2. Analyze crude protein, moisture, and amylose content of 200 rice samples
  3. Develop calibration models for rice physicochemical properties (milled rice and flour dataset)
  4. Perform internal and external validation tests for the developed calibration model to determine their prediction accuracies
  5. Prepare and submit annual study report

Screening of CMS Lines and Hybrids for Grain Quality (25%)

  1. Determine the physicochemical properties of 50 submitted 2022 DS hybrid rice samples
  2. Consolidate data of analyses conducted

Grain Quality Evaluation of NCT Rice Lines and Check Varieties and Other Samples (20%)

  1. Determine the physicochemical and phytochemical properties of 2022 DS rice samples
  2. Encode, process, and submit data collected to study leader

Integrated Management System and Laboratory Management

  1. Comply with all the IMS policies and health and safety guidelines of the division
  2. Act as a custodian in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of Analytical Laboratory and Low Protein Processing Plant
  3. Perform periodic validation of analytical balances and enclosures based on calibration plan and standards procedure
  4. Assist in the receipt and inspection of newly delivered chemicals; ensure proper storage of chemicals according to their classification and compatibility; perform regular inventory of chemicals to avoid delay of analyses
  5. Prepare and submit quarterly records of chemicals wastes to the laboratory manager

Others (5%)

  1. Prepare and submit accomplishment reports and DTR on/before the deadline
  2. Actively participate in meetings, workshop, and other division/Institute activities as required
  3. Perform other tasks assigned by supervisors from time to time
  4. Assist in the maintenance of RCFSD adopted area
  5. Present at least one technical paper (oral and/or poster presentation) in local or national scientific conference
  6. Attend training on validation of chemical methods of analysis

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
  • Two (2) years of relevant work experience
  • 8 hours of relevant training
  • Appropriate eligibility for second level positions (Preferably Licensed Chemist)
Type of Employment:Contractual / Job Order
Available Slots:1
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 25,001 to PHP 30,000

Contact Person / Details:
Jahzeel Bautista

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