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 Sustainable Impact Platform will deliver on key priorities if the IRRI Strategic Plan in the areas of Soil, Climate and Water, Adaptive Agronomy and Pest Ecology, Knowledge Tools, Livelihoods, Gender and Nutrition, Geospatial Science and Modeling and Mechanization and Postharvest.
This position will implement experiments under field and controlled conditions to meet standards of high-quality research on the analysis of risk factors for major rice diseases and improve existing models for simulating disease epidemics. Manage and analyze research data and contribute to writing reports/publications and presentations/posters for conferences and training workshops. Supervise and guide research technicians and assist PhD and MS scholars.
This position will be based at the IRRI Headquarters, Los Baños, Philippines and may only be filled by permanent citizens of the Philippines.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in Plant Pathology or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience in rice pathology, crop protection or rice agronomy