To assist the International Rice research Institute (IRRI) in
identifying a suitable candidate I would be happy if you considered
circulating this vacancy announcement.
more details also at:
Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology
IRRI is seeking a molecular biologist to join its internationally
recruited staff to lead research on rice transformation. The position
will be based in the Institutes Plant Breeding, Genetics and
Biotechnology Division with an initial appointment of 3 years and
renewable for subsequent multi-year contracts.
The primary responsibilities will be to 1) apply innovative molecular
tools and approaches for the development of transgenic products
carrying agronomically and nutritionally important genes and other
value-added traits; 2) establish high-throughput transformation
systems; 3) work with breeders and other teams to link the above
research outputs to breeding and gene discovery programs; 4)
collaborate with national agricultural research and extension systems
(NARES) for training in rice transformation and in developing,
evaluating, and sharing transgenic products; and 5) establish
collaborations with advanced research institutes for applying current
advances in molecular biology in transformation research.
Applicants should have a PhD in genetics, molecular biology, or a
related field, with at least 5 years of post-PhD experience.
Candidates should have a strong background in molecular biology and
transformation, and with a proven record of innovative contributions.
Also required are: 1) experience working with governmental
institutions in field testing of GM crops, 2) sound interpersonal and
communication skills, and 3) demonstrated ability to work in a multi-
disciplinary environment and with colleagues in NARES.
Perquisites and IRRI environment
IRRI, located at Los Baños, 70 kilometers south of Manila,
Philippines, offers salary and perquisites that are internationally
competitive including support for education of children, car and
housing at reasonable rental rates, and medical and retirement
benefits. IRRI provides a gender-sensitive environment and welcomes
women applicants. Citizens of developing countries, particularly rice-
producing countries, are encouraged to apply. The Institute is
committed to assisting families in making personal and, to the extent
possible, professional adjustments to the local environment. IRRI has
an accredited international school (pre-K to grade 5) and, excellent
preparatory schools for younger children are available locally.
Applications will be received up until 15 February 2008.
Please submit your application online at www.irri.org/jobs/adda.asp
or send (preferably via e-mail) a comprehensive curriculum vitae and
names and email addresses of three referees to:
Ms. Selene M. Ocampo
International Rice Research Institute
DAPO Box 7777,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: (63-2) 891-1292/580-5600
Fax: (63-2) 580-5699
Email: IRRIRecruitment from cgiar.org
Only short-listed candidates will be notified