2013 Research Position in Rice Transformation at IRRI in Philippines

2013 Research Position in Rice Transformation at IRRI in PhilippinesDescription: The successful candidate will conduct experiments on rice tissue culture and transformation- increasing tissue culturability and transformation efficiency and support the laboratory’s transgenic rice production pipeline for trait development. She/he will assist in molecular analysis and phenotyping of transgenic materials. She/he will also encode and organize data, write reports and present the results in proper fora.

Eligibility: -BS Agriculture or related field, or equivalent experience
-At least 5 years of working experience
-Proficiency in using Filipino and English languages.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Subject: Various Courses

Level: This position is available for Research Program at International Rice Research Institute.

Provider: International Rice Research Institute

For Which Country: Philippines

For Whom: The position is open for developing countries’ students.

Roles and Responsibilities: -Produce transgenic lines from various constructs through Agrobacterium-mediated transformation- this covers tissue culture and transformation, planting and harvesting putative transgenic events, harvesting and processing of seeds

-Assist in the phenotyping of transgenic events in the laboratory, contained facility and transgenic screen houses
-Assist in laboratory-based screening and molecular analysis of transgenic plants
-Input and organize data and analyze results from transformation and screening experiments
-Write reports and presents paper/ poster in relevant conferences
-Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisors.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted till March 15, 2013.

Research Position in Plant Breeding at International Rice Research Institute in Philippines

Research Position in Plant Breeding at International Rice Research Institute in PhilippinesDescription: The successful candidate will assist in the evaluation of rice grains for micronutrient content using X-ray Flourescence Spectrometer (XRF) or other available advanced molecular technology tools. She/he assists in conduct of phenotypic evaluation of advanced progenies, seed inventory and tracking. She/he coordinates data collection and management for both genotypic and phenotypic analysis.

Eligibility: – BS in Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Biology and other related fields
- At least one year relevant experience preferably in the field
- Background in Agronomy, Biology and Crop Protection, experience in data collection and analysis

How to Apply: Online

Subject: Various Courses

Level: Research

Provider: IRRI

For Which Country: Philippines

For Whom: International (Developing Countries)

Roles and responsibilities: Prepare samples for the analysis of iron and zinc content in rice grains
- Assist in evaluating micronutrient content in rice using X-ray Flourescence Spectrometer (XRF) machine
- Conduct molecular genotyping and phenotyping for high zinc rice materials and assist in doing crosses to develop advanced backcross generations
- Maintain seed inventory file for proper seed filling and for keeping track of seeds being used and being kept
- Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Supervisor

Deadline: Do submit your applications till 11/22/2012

2012 Research Position in Hybrid Rice Breeding at International Rice Research Institute, Philippines

2012 Research Position in Hybrid Rice Breeding at International Rice Research Institute, PhilippinesEligibility:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy or Plant Breeding/Genetics
• At least two (2) years of relevant work experience
• Experienced in plant breeding and agronomic research

Subject: Various Courses

Level: This Scholarship programme is available for Research Program

How to Apply: The applications are submitted by online

Provider: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

For Which Country: Philippines

For Whom: International (Developing Countries’ students can apply for the scholarship)

Description: To perform assigned germplasm improvement experiments in coordination with higher level scientists.

Roles and responsibilities • Develop and handle breeding nurseries for incorporating hybrid rice trials, including field lay-outing, field establishment and management, monitoring plant growth and executing experiments according to established standards and protocols;
• Collect experimental data, and reviews and verifies data to ensure the validity of all results, and writes/interprets experiment reports based on scientific analysis;
• Collect, prepare and exam experimental samples using equipment
• Supervise technicians and contractual workers on experimental activities, data collection and processing of samples, and meets within the given resources and time frame;
• Provide support to training for technicians, scholars and students;
• Manage operation and maintenance of equipment and office asset assigned;
• Report technical problems and issues affecting operations to the supervisor, and recommend solutions to solve the problems and issues;
• Perform all other related duties as maybe assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Number of Awards: Not known

Tenure of Awards: Not Known

Value: Not Known

Notifications: Not known

Deadline: 10/12/2012

2012 Research Position in Crop Physiology at International Rice Research Institute, Philippines

2012 Research Position in Crop Physiology at International Rice Research Institute, PhilippinesDescription: This position is based on the funding of CSISA II project and contributes to the implementation if its Objective 3 (High-yielding, heat and water-stress resistant rice varieties), with emphasis on yielding potential traits.

Eligibility:
- BS Agronomy, Crop Physiology or related discipline
- Knowledge in assorted physiological measurement devices and Wet Lab analytical equipment
- Proficiency in English language, written and oral
- Demonstrated skills in leading teams
-Driving skills

How to Apply: The applications are to be submitted Online

Subject: Various Courses

Level: This Scholarship programme is available for Research program

For Which Country: Philippines

For Whom: International (Developing Countries students can apply for the scholarship)

Roles and responsibilities :The Researcher will assist in designing, implementing, documenting and analyzing on-station field experiments at IRRI and PhilRIce.

-These experiments aim at one or several of the following objectives: Characterizing yield potential component traits as a function of genotype, climatic environment and population; Generating minimum datasets for crop modeling; Field phenotyping of yield potential component traits.
-These experiments involve laboratory based sample analyses for chemical composition of plant tissues.
- Lay out and implement, in a team context, on-station field experiments at PhilRice and IRRI.
- Process and analyze results using standard tools (MS Office, IRRIstat) and establish reports
- Perform physical and chemical plant sample analyses and assist in methodology adaptation for this purpose
- Perform all other related duties that may be assigned by the supervisor

Number of Awards: Not known

Tenure of Awards: Not Known

Value: Not Known

Notifications: Not known

Deadline: 10/17/2012

2012 Research Positions in Entomology at International Rice Research Institute, Philippines

2012 Research Positions in Entomology at International Rice Research Institute, PhilippinesDescription: The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation, oversight and support of the project, “Developing ecological engineering approaches to restore and conserve ecosystem services for pest management for sustainable rice production in the Philippines.” Roles and responsibilities – Monitor the implementation of project activities and coordinate with key partners from the project sites (i.e. Laguna, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro), researchers and pest management practitioners
- Collect and sort insect samples (pest and natural enemies) from the project sites and compile them for analyses
- Organize and assist in the conduct of training workshops about the concepts of ecosystem services, biodiversity and ecological functions, basic principles of insect ecology and sampling methods
- Provide inputs and draft reports related to the implementation of the project
- Maintain files and other project related documents
- Provide project-related duties as required by the project leader

Eligibility: BS Entomology, Ecology, Biology and other related fields. Advanced degree is preferred but not required.

How to Apply: The applications are to be submitted Online

Subject: Various Courses

Level: This Scholarship programme is available for Research Program

Provider: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

For Which Country: Philippines

For Whom:  International (Scholarship is open for Developing Counties Students)

Number of Awards: Not known

Tenure of Awards: Not Known

Value: Not Known

Notifications: Not known

Deadline: 10/17/2012