International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) 

Title: Assistant Scientist - Breeding Experiments and Field Trials

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.

This position will be based at the IRRI Country Office, Bangladesh and may only be filled by permanent citizens of the Bangladesh. 

Job Purpose

This position will assist scientists in establishing field trials and other experiments with breeding lines/ germplasm using appropriate experimental design and layout. S/he will also monitor and evaluate the progress of the trials regarding agronomic management, data collection, processing, analysis and report writing. Ensure information generated by project is provided to the relevant scientists and supervisor.

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Contribute to the appropriate implementation of research/breeding trials including appropriate experimental design, field lay-out, agronomic practices, data collection, process, analysis etc.
  • Coordinate with collaborating partners on their research requirements
  • Verify suggested methodologies and establish parameters
  • Select and facilitate adequate research tools and equipment
  • Manage researcher, technicians and laborers


  • Assign, monitor and evaluate research activities/tasks performed by Researchers, Research Technicians and contract workers
  • Provide technical guidance when necessary
  • Maintain research trials/experiments by fostering a productive teamwork environment
  • Assist in developing standard research protocol
  • Assure maintenance of accurate data recording and update database
  • Analyze and validate data using appropriate advanced statistical tools independently
  • Assist in the interpretation of results


  • Take part in development and completion of appropriate field trials/experiments in relation to developing desired rice varieties
  • Lead in the development of training materials and provide training to the field researcher, technicians and workers on field lay-out, setting trials/experiments, agronomic operations and data collection
  • Act as resource person for training courses and visitors
  • Provide appropriate logistics for research trials/experiments to field researchers, technicians and workers
  • Supervise the work of researcher and technicians
  • Contribute to the professional development of researcher and technicians
  • Contribute in preparing research reports and journal papers
  • Prepare posters and power point presentation for local and international conferences
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time


  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural degree with 5 years of relevant work experience in modern breeding methodologies particularly in field trials and other breeding experiments or
  • Master of Science in Genetics and Breeding or relevant subject and at least 3 years work experience in modern breeding methodologies particularly in field trials and other breeding experiments
  • A PhD degree in advance breeding research is a preference.

Skills Required

  • Has proven technical proficiency in conducting research experiments
  • Has strong oral and written communication skills
  • Has strong analytical skills
  • Has experience in research management (field trials)
  • Has good presentation skills
  • Has excellent computer skills
  • Has experience of supervising or overseeing staffs
  • Research work experience in an international research organization/ institute working with rice
  • Research experience in ‘Molecular Plant Breeding’ will be an added advantage

Salary Ranges: Basic (54,883 - 101,167) BDT per Month

Other Benefits: Housing Allowance: 30% of base pay per month, Transport Allowance: BDT 12,000, Festival Bonus: 2 times each year, Contributory Provident Fund (CPF), Returning Mother Allowance: BDT 2,000 per month for 9 months to female employees post-delivery of a baby to support return to the workplace, Medical insurance coverage: maximum US$16,000/year and other admissible benefits

Apply Instruction

Interested & eligible candidates are requested to submit their application through the link:
IRRI regrets that only shortlisted applicants will be notified and any kind of persuasion in the selection process will lead to cancellation of candidature. Join Us to Deliver Rice Science for a Better World. Join Us to Deliver Rice Science for a Better World.

IRRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 18 February, 2022

Company Information
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Bangladesh Office, House-103, Road-1, Block-F, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh.

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