Researcher - Biochemistry

International Rice Research Institute(IRRI), Laguna, Philippines

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th September, 2015


Job Description

Job Purpose

  • Under the general supervision of a Senior Scientist, plan the implementation of experiment(s), survey(s) and other research studies and conduct them as specified / defined in the research outline.
  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Work closely together with collaborating partners.
  • Contribute to data analysis and the preparation of manuscripts for reports, publications and presentations/posters.
  • Assist in training activities.
  • This position is based at the IRRI Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines and can only be filled by citizens and permanent residents of the Philippines.  

Roles and Responsibilities

Plan the implementation of routine experiment(s) in the field of biochemistry/molecular biology/biomarker identification biology to support projects goals of the Organizational Unit’s (OU’s) research objectives related to drought toelrance

  • Coordinate with collaborators on their research activities as required
  • Plan the support/manpower needed and set up work schedule
  • Prepare the material and equipment needed based on research outline provided
  • Assist in verifying and/or applying methods/techniques that guarantee the success of the eperiment

Assist in supervising the implementation of experiments and/or other research studies in the field of biochemistry/molecular biology/biomarker identification biology

  • Oversee the work of research technician and/or contract workers to ensure that research activities are implemented according to plan and specific standards
  • Coordinate with collaborating OUs the timely supply of material needed
  • Contribute to the preservation of research areas and direct the maintenance of technical equipment (repair/replacement)

Collect and analyze research data in the field of biochemistry/molecular biology/biomarker identification biology

  • Collect and process data to its required form
  • Identify inconsistencies in the data collection and/or missing information
  • Carry out graphical and basic statistical data analysis
  • Update database for storage and retrieval of information/data

Contribute to the preparation of reports and publications, and presentations in the field of biochemistry/molecular biology/biomarker identification biology

  • Provide appropriate data and information about experiment(s)/research study
  • Contribute to manuscripts/write –ups for annual reports and publications in referred journals as well was presentations/ posters for national and international conferences

 Support the training of scholars and on-the-job trainees as required

  • Assist in the coordination and running of trainings
  • Act as resource person for training courses and visitors

People Management

  • Supervise the work of Research Technicians
  • Provide feedback on performance of Research Technician to immediate supervisor  
  • Assist students and trainees
  • Perform experiments related to gene discovery
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry/molecular biology/genetics/plant breeding/ agriculture with minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
  • Masters degree in biochemistry/molecular biology/genetics/plant breeding/ agriculture with minimum of 1 year relevant work experience

Skills Required

Mandatory

  • Is familiar with quality control tools
  • Has proven technical proficiency in conducting research experiments
  • Has strong analytical skills

Preferred

  • Has Bioinformatics and Quantitative genetics skills

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