Position announcement for Virologist at IRRI
R.J.NELSON at CGNET.COM
R.J.NELSON at CGNET.COM
Fri Dec 17 00:03:50 EST 1993
I hope interested parties have seen this already, but I'll
post it just in case (please drop me a fax if you would
like to apply but have trouble with the fast-approaching
closing date). -Rebecca Nelson, Chair, Search Committee.
International Rice Research Institute
Position Announcement for Virologist
IRRI is one of the 18 international centers supported by the
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
Its basic goal is to improve the well being of rice growers and
consumers worldwide. Institute scientists work in an
interdisciplinary, creative and scientifically modern environment
and in collaboration with colleagues and scientists in National
Agricultural Research Systems (NARS). The Institute, located
in Los Banos, Philippines, about 70 km south of Manila, provides
a supportive, multi-cultural living environment for families
and children. IRRI provides a gender-sensitive work environment
and particularly welcomes women applicants.
Responsibilities of Virologist
To lead a research program addressing: virus variation
and strain characterization; the identification and evaluation
of virus resistance in rice germplasm; genetic analysis and
gene tagging for virus resistance; and the evaluation
of transgenic rice plants with virus resistance.
To contribute to research efforts addressing the
epidemiology, virus-vector relations and integrated
management of virus diseases.
To work with plant breeders in developing virus resistant
To contribute to IRRI's degree and non-degree training
To manage the institute's electron microscope facilities.
Ph.D. or equivalent in Plant Pathology or related discipline,
specializing in plant virology. At least two years of post-PhD
experience in plant virus research. Broad knowledge and/or
experience in different aspects of plant virology, with emphasis
on molecular approaches. Demonstrated ability to conduct research
on viral diseases of plants. Excellent command of written and
Experience with tropical plant diseases caused by viruses.
Ability to manage electron microscope facilities.
Experience in communicating and liaising with NARS and
advanced institutes. Demonstrated ability to work well
as part of an interdisciplinary research team.
Salary and perquisites are competitive with those of similar
international organizations. These include support for
education, car, housing and favorable annual leave, medical
and retirement benefits. The appointee will be based at
IRRI headquarters in Los Banos and should be prepared to
travel to rice-growing countries in Asia. All IRRI
appointments are on a fixed-term basis, with renewal
contingent on performance.
Send applications with full documentation, including CV
and names of three referees (with telephone and fax numbers,
if possible) to: Klaus Lampe, Director General, IRRI,
P.O. Box 933, 1099 Manila, Philippines. Tel: 632-8181926;
Fax: 632-818-2087/817-8470; Tlx: 40890 RICE PM or
22456 IRRI PH. Closing date: 31 Dec. 1993, or until
the position is filled.
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