Researcher (Water Science)

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Philippines 🇵🇭

About IRRI

IRRI is a nonprofit independent research and training organization and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. IRRI’s research is being done under the framework of the CGIAR Research Program on Rice, also known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), which the Institute leads.

Job Purpose

Plan and implement routine experiments, data collection and analysis and other research activities in the field of crop and water management to support the WaterRice project’s goal of identifying and developing best practices for water resource management on rice-based production systems. Coordinate with collaborating partners (i.e. PhilRice and National Irrigation Administration,etc.) in the organization and execution of trainings on water management to ensure technology and knowledge transfer. Contribute to the preparation of research outputs, databases and other processes related to the research model.

This position will be based at the IRRI Headquarters, Los Banos, Laguna.

Current IRRI staff are encouraged to apply and will be prioritized.

Roles and Responsibilities

Purpose

  • Plan and implement routine experiments, data collection and analysis and other research activities in the field of crop and water management to support the WaterRice project’s goal of identifying and developing best practices for water resource management on rice-based production systems
  • Prepare materials, equipment and questionnaire needed in the experiments and contribute to the verification and application of methods/techniques that would aid in the successful execution of the experiment/activity
  • Collect, process and perform basic graphical and statistical data analysis to ensure that all the information are accurate, reliable and relevant to the study

Engagement

  • Coordinate with collaborating partners (i.e. PhilRice and National Irrigation Administration ,etc.) in the organization and execution of trainings on water management to ensure technology and knowledge transfer
  • Proactively provide support to internal and external stakeholders to ensure efficient execution of the study
  • Plan the support/manpower needed and set up work schedule
  • Provide feedback to the work of research technicians and contract workers to ensure that the research activities are implemented according to the plan and standards
  • Serve as the primary point of information for students and interns for easier coordination of training programs

Delivery

  • Contribute to the preparation of research outputs, databases and other processes related to the research model
  • Contribute to the writing of manuscripts and articles for annual reports and publications in refereed journals as well as presentations and posters to be used in national and international conferences.
  • Maintain and update seed inventory database for storage and easy retrieval of information
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Computer Science
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
Skills Required
  • Experience in conducting research experiments on water management, research experiments and surveys
  • Familiar with quality control tools
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Interpersonal and people management skills

preferred:

  • Understanding of water management technology in rice

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED