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Assistant Scientist - Breeding and Field Trials
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Job Summary

: N/A
Job Nature
: Full Time
: Any
: At least 1 year(s)
: Both
Job Location
: Dhaka
Salary Range
: Not mentioned
: Nov 24, 2018
: Dec 08, 2018

Job Context

  • Job ID : HQ00923
  • Job Purpose:
  • Under the supervision of the Scientist 1, assist in rice breeding in close coordination with the breeding field trials and data analysis with and specific project goals and research objectives. Manage the implementation of defined research activities. Evaluate and validate experimental data and contribute to reports/publications as well as presentations/posters. Supervise, coach and guide research officers and research technicians. Coordinate and prepare training sessions for the ACI staffs.

Job Description / Responsibility

  • Purpose:
  • Manage the implementation of experiments/surveys and other research studies
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of research including reviewing related literature and providing logistical support
  • Assist in designing and implementing the rice breeding research in the field
  • Take part in developing suitable rice breeding materials in close coordination with Supervisor
  • Lead in the development of training materials and provide training in breeding to the partners field research officers
  • Facilitate the timely transfer of germplasm from IRRI HQ to ACI and contribute in field based activities Assign, monitor and evaluate research activities/tasks performed by Researchers, Research Technicians and contract workers; provide guidance when necessary
  • Make recommendations for further research
  • Assist in developing standard research protocol
  • Engagement:
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, publications, and presentations
  • Coordinate with collaborating partners on their research requirements
  • Coordinate the required services and supplies for rice breeding activities
  • Coordinate and prepare training
  • Consolidate, evaluate and analyze research data related to rice breeding activities
  • Contribute in preparing annual progress reports for the project
  • Exchange conceptual ideas with collaborating partners and seek feedback
  • Maintain smooth conduct of experiment(s) by troubleshooting and fostering a productive teamwork environment
  • Assure maintenance of accurate data recording and update database for efficient storage and retrieval of information
  • Provide assistance and guidelines/information to project staff on implementation of experiment(s) including the logistics
  • Carry out performance appraisals of research officer/research technicians
  • Contribute to the professional development of research officer/research technicians
  • Assist students and trainees
  • Delivery:
  • Verify suggested methodologies and establish parameters
  • Select adequate research tools and equipment
  • Assist in the identification of research technicians and assign tasks/responsibilities
  • Summarize and validate data using appropriate advanced statistical tools independently
  • Assist in the interpretation of results in relation to laboratory experiments
  • Supervise the work of research officer and research technicians
  • Prepare necessary supply; identify resource persons; make sure that the logistics are appropriate for defined purpose
  • Act as resource person for training courses and visitors
  • Draft training material using readily available published information (i.e. protocols, methodology)
  • Summarize research findings and draft manuscripts for publication in refereed journals
  • Prepare posters and papers for presentation at local and international conferences

Job Nature

Full Time

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science with specialization in Genetics and Breeding or Agronomy or relevant area and 1 year of relevant work experience in breeding trials conduct and data analysis
  • Master of Science degree in Agricultural Science with Specialization in Genetics and Breeding or Agronomy and 1 year relevant work experience

Experience Requirements

At least 1 year(s)

Job Requirements

  • Has proven technical proficiency in conducting rice breeding trials and data analysis
  • Has strong oral and written communication skills
  • Has strong analytical skills
  • Has some experience with quality assurance
  • Has some experience with research management
  • Has good presentation skills
  • Has excellent computer skills
  • Is able to work independently
  • Has some experience supervising or overseeing the work of staff
  • Creative and quick learning ability with analytical independence
Gender: Both
Age: Any

Job Location


Salary Range

Not mentioned

Other Benefits

Basic (54883- 101167) BDT per Month

Job Source Online Job Posting

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Company Information

IRRI Bangladesh Office, House-103, Road-1, Block-F, Banani, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh