Tuesday, October 11, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: Water Scientist and Plant Pathologist Positions at IRRI
The International Rice Research Institute is accepting applications for two positions to be based at their office in Los Baños, Philippines.
- The overall task of the Water Scientist (Scientist/Senior Scientist) will be to develop hydrological and agronomic strategies for more efficient use of water resources to increase food security and improve the livelihoods of people living in irrigated areas and coastal zones of Asia. This will be achieved through intensification and diversification of rice-based cropping systems. The research will contribute to Program 3 of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP): “Ecological and sustainable management of rice-based production systems.” The water scientist will collaborate with agronomists, crop production specialists, economists, and breeders working on water-related issues (drought, submergence, salinity).
- The Plant Pathologist/Crop Health Management Specialist(Scientist/Senior Scientist) will use crop health/disease management approaches to provide practical tools and strategies to address chronic and emerging rice plant diseases in the context of changing production scenarios and climate change. The research will contribute to Program 3 of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP): “Ecological and sustainable management of rice-based production systems.” The scientist will collaborate with a team of agronomists, crop production specialists, and breeders working on diseases, insects, weeds, and rodents.
Deadline (both positions): October 20, 2011