Thursday, April 14, 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow - Molecular Biology , International Rice Research Institute

Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director General for Research, the successful candidate will coordinate and monitor activities related to the administrative functions including managing calendar, scheduling meetings, arranging travel plans and responding to inquiries. Take initiatives to create, maintain and update database and filing systems; independently gather information from multiple sources. Draft, prepare and process documents. Maintain flow of information and appropriate communication with other teams. Coordinate and liaise with partners and other IRRI teams/units. Independently monitor the budget of the team/project/organizational unit; prepare/check budget reports and consolidate budget request. Draft minute of meetings and support the simple design of presentation when requested. Provide logistical support to the organization of OU - wide/Division-wide or Institute wide events.
This position is based at IRRI Headquarters, Los BaƱos, Laguna, Philippines and can only be filled by citizens and permanent residents of the Philippines. Globally Recruited Staff benefits can be found here.

Roles and Responsibilities

Join the IRRI team as part of an international consortium of scientists aiming to produce a rice plant that uses water more efficiently. The focus of this position is on generating a comprehensive understanding of the regulators of stomatal density, and to identify the optimal stomatal density for rice grown in a range of environments.


  • Oversee and conduct rice transformation with candidate gene constructs and promoter-reporter gene constructs.
  • Coordinate and implement molecular characterization of transgenic rice plants by screening for transgene integration, gene expression analysis, and copy number of inserts.
  • Plan and implement in molecular verification of transgenic rice plants and assist in physiological verification and crossing of the selected lines.
  • Plan and assist in molecular analysis of plants with different combinations of stomatal regulatory genes.
  • Data compilation, analysis and interpretation of the results.
Publication and Dissemination
  • Write manuscripts for publication and supporting colleagues in the overall dissemination of research results
  • Attend international conference and do oral presentation
Coordination, Communication, and Liaison
  • Assist with the general coordination of on-going field, lab, and project management activities, and guide research assistants, technicians, and scholars as necessary
  • Contribute to the maintenance of strong and clear communication channels between research partners in this consortium
  • Provide support to other teams in the group of Dr Quick.
  • Manage and harmonize smooth functioning of the team.
Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time.

Skills Required

  • PhD in one of the following fields: molecular physiology, molecular biology, genetics or developmental biology
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Has excellent analytical skills
  • Has excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in molecular biology, leaf development or plant biochemistry

Submit applications through IRRI Career Site: Click this link


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