International Rice Research Institute IRRI
Project Associate I - Value Added Product
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 I - Value Added Product

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on developing innovative food products using rice and byproducts of rice milling, and improving the existing traditional rice products.

  • Develop concepts and recipes for value adding rice products to cater varying target consumers.

  • Carry out sensory profiling of rice and rice based products using panel based and instrument based techniques.

  • Undertake nutritional quality evaluation of the rice and rice products employing a range of techniques including chemical assays and advanced instrument based methods.

  • Establish a screening program for landrace and mega varieties of rice for superior product quality traits to enhance utilization of specific rice accessions in innovative products.

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

  • Assist in implementing sensory and food processing training programs to cater a range of audience taking into account regional sensory and product preferences

  • Maintain close interactions with research programs on other grain quality components such as milling quality, cooking quality, nutritional quality and food safety.


  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Food Science and Nutrition, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Food Biochemistry, Sensory Science or equivalent, with at 1 year of experience in a Food Science Lab or in a Food Industry Environment

How to apply

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