By Omolola Pedro
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), has called on researchers to submit applications for internship roles. The application is open to undergraduates, graduates, and early career researchers in the Philippines, and it is to be implemented nationwide. For students, it is envisioned that this programme will enable them develop skill-sets related to their chosen areas of specialisation by further equipping them to enter the workforce, enable them finish their theses, and help them build networks as they begin their journeys into the professional world. For early career professionals and researchers, this programme hopes to enhance specific skill sets necessary to perform tasks more efficiently.
Successful applicants will join advanced cross-cutting research activities in bioinformatics, genomics, computer science, and other related areas – such as molecular physiology, biotechnology, marker-assisted breeding – in the rice breeding innovation, sustainable impact in rice-based systems, and integrative research support. Available study programmes include digital phenotyping, data management and analysis, field and laboratory phenotyping, plant pathology, Analysis of root image and characterisation of root samples, among others. Interested applicants are to visit https://education.irri.org/scholarships/, for more information and application procedure. Deadline for applications is, May 31, 2023.