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[Arabidopsis] group leader position at IRRI

Norman Warthmann via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by norman from warthmann.com)
Mon Feb 11 11:10:11 EST 2008

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
Molecular Biologist

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 Institute’s 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
Officer-HR Coordination
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


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