The International Rice Research Institute invites application for Project Scientist to work on DANIDA funded researc project seeking to assess the
opportunities for symbiotic nitrogen fixation in rice. The objective
is to identify and improve existing or novel associations between rice
and nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and to assess the metabolic potential
of rice for nodulaiton. Applicants shoud have a Ph.D. Degree in soil microbiology or related discipline in the area of microbial ecology,
rhizobiology, and biolgoical nitrogen fixation. Training or experience
in cellular and molecular biology will be advantageous.
Qualified applicants should send curriculum vitae, date of availavility,
names and addresses of 3 references (with telephone and fux number) to
Dr. J.K. Ladha, Soil Microbiologist, IRRI, PO Box 933, 1099 Manila,
Philippines, Fax (63-2-817-8470). The closing date for applications
is January 31, 1997 or till a suitable candidate is identified. The position is available from March 1, 1997 and for a period of 3 years.