International Rice Research Institute IRRI
Project Associate - Grain Quality & Nutrition
Project Associate, Project leaders, Project Assistant
Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
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About the Organization:

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization 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.

Position: Project Associate - Grain Quality & Nutrition

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake experiments to profile the milling quality and cooking quality traits of rice employing a range of analytical techniques.

  • Design research activities for improving the milling, cooking and eating qualities of rice screening of rice accessions for superior nutritional quality traits using assay based and advanced instrument based methods.

  • Prepare and communicate progress reports in a timely manner, meeting organizational and donor requirements.

  • Contribute to the development of research proposals including reviewing relevant literature.

  • Improvise methodologies for analyzing grain quality and nutritional quality traits for high throughput phenotyping outcomes.

  • Ensure availability of services and supplies for uninterrupted flow of experiments and maintain inventories as required.

  • Ensure smooth conduct of experiment(s) by troubleshooting and fostering a productive teamwork environment.

  • Develop standard operating procedures (SOP) for the lab and contribute to collective efforts in obtaining and maintaining national accreditation.

  • Coordinate Risk Management, Quality Assurance, and Safety Activities

  • Maintain close interactions with all research programs of CERVA including those of food safety and sensory quality and product development.

  • Work closely with researchers in the Consumer driven Grain Quality and Nutrition Unit and IRRI Breeding team to support characterization of breeding lines as required.

  • Interact with PhD Scholars and Interns in providing technology training in the areas of grain quality and nutritional quality analytics.


  • Bachelor of Science in chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent, with at least 2 years of relevant research experience, or

  • Master of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry or equivalent with at least 1 year relevant work experience

How to apply

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