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Temperate Rice Breeder (Scientist/Senior Scientist)

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International Rice Research Institute
Location: Suwon, Republic of Korea
Last Date: December 15, 2010
Email: IRRIRecruitment@irri.org (Reference: DevNetJobs.org)

Temperate Rice Breeder
(Scientist/Senior Scientist)
International Rice Research Institute

Rice is life for millions of people around the world. At the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a team of more than 1,000 world-class scientific and support staff is working to reduce poverty through rice science. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and highly respected scientist/senior scientist who will use molecular breeding approaches to develop improved rice varieties for temperate environments and will coordinate all activities of the Temperate Rice Research Consortium (TRRC).

RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will lead a breeding program in the Republic of Korea that aims to develop varieties suitable for temperate rice environments; conduct studies on discovering and characterizing new genes and QTLs for agronomic traits, grain quality, resistance to diseases and insects, and tolerance for cold; explore novel breeding strategies and methods, with particular emphasis on recurrent selection and marker-assisted breeding technologies; coordinate activities of the TRRC and its working groups; participate in capacity building and training activities for rice breeding, stress tolerance, and molecular marker applications; and act as IRRI representative in the Republic of Korea, liaising with national research partners on all bilateral research activities.

REQUIREMENTS
Candidates should have a PhD in plant genetics or plant breeding; a minimum 3-year post-PhD research experience in plant breeding, genetics, or related fields; specific knowledge and practical expertise in rice breeding; and excellent written and spoken English.

This internationally recruited position will be based in the Republic of Korea, with a competitive compensation and benefit package. IRRI provides a multicultural work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit their application to IRRIRecruitment@irri.org . Screening will start on December 15, 2010 or until a suitable candidate has been found. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For complete job details, please view our job homepage at www.irri.org

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