Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and over 1,000 staff.
Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other harmful effects of climate change.
The Integrative Research Support Platform brings together the various research support and operational services across IRRI including the Software Development, Database and Statistical Services (SDDSS). The SDDSS will work with Outcome Themes, develop, test and release software applications that translates science into ICT (Information and Communications Technology). Support the standardization, capture, storage and curation of data in centralized and accessible IRRI databases. Recommend and train data capture technologies.
Under the general direction of the supervisor plan, design, and develop web applications and Application Programming Interfaces ensuring adherence to set objectives and requirements. Coordinate with the design team, project consultants and collaborators during the development phase. Provide technical support to the storage and retrieval of data, and deployment of the systems. Conduct information sessions to key stakeholders on the use of the new applications.
This position will be based at the IRRI Headquarters, Los Baños, Philippines and may only be filled by permanent citizens of the Philippines.
Current IRRI staff are encouraged to apply and will be prioritized.
Roles and Responsibilities
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent IT related course with minimum 2 years of work experience
Preferred: Knowledgeable in IRRI’s genotyping and germplasm database