Technician III – Mechanization (Agronomy)

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IRRI - International Rice Research Institute


About IRRI

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and over 1,000 staff.

Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other harmful effects of climate change.

Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the group scientist, this position will provide engineering and electrical technical support that will contribute to the provision and maintenance of research facilities and specialist instrumentation within the C4 Rice Centre. Our mission is to design, build and make available advanced research tools that assist IRRI’s scientist study and probe plant function. Our vision is to make IRRI a world leader in plant phenomics, offering service-based solutions to scientists who require high-resolution, high-throughput physiology measurements.
 
Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other harmful effects of climate change.
 
This position will be recruited to assist the team in data collection under the related projects such as USDA- FerRight, AMD, etc.

This position will be based at the IRRI Office in Can Tho Vietnam, and may only be filled by permanent citizens of Vietnam.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to the team on data collection and supervision of the experiments on mechanized DSR, rice straw, 1 million ha, etc. in MRD of Vietnam
  • Perform specific procedures related to service and maintenance to ensure its compliance to institution standards for safe working practices 
  • Inform the immediate supervisor on the condition of outputs to ensure continuity and quality of service 
  • Effectively communicate with immediate supervisors and project partners, e.g. Can Tho DARD, farmers, extension workers in MRD of Vietnam
  • Support the team members to conduct the related experiments, field trials, and demonstrations
  • Deliver timely reports to relevant IRRI staff
  • Prepare and assure quality of research/ technical reports and data
  • Track, log and be responsible for the location and operation within the institute
  • Responsible for data management to guarantee quality data, data backup and data integrit

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years college education in in Mechanization/Agronomy with minimum 1-3 years relevant work experience

Skills Required

Mandatory

  • Has 1 year of experience in crop production – data collection

Preferred

  • Has experience in data management / analysis

IRRI offers a highly extensive employee benefits package inclusive of globally-covered medical insurance, retirement plan, life and accident insurance and other allowances.

Join our team and be part of our story!

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
This position will remain open until filled.

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