Philippines’ Science & Technology Program opens slots for 33 Filipino experts

Philippines' Science & Technology Program
DOST S&T Fellows Program. DOST photo.

The Philippines’ Department of Science & Technology (DOST) Fellows Program opened new slots to hire 33 Filipino experts to serve in the country instead of seeking opportunities overseas.

The DOST S&T Fellows Program announced this January that it will continue to acquire the services of Filipino graduates with Master in Science (MS) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees who are highly qualified and skilled to lead research and development (R&D) projects and programs.

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The program is in its second year of implementation and aims to increase and strengthen the R&D human resource complement of the DOST.

The S&T Fellows are expected to participate in the conceptualization, policy and funding development, and monitoring and evaluation of various R&D programs and projects. These initiatives would then generate more outputs with nationwide social and economic impact such as partnerships, people services, publications, patents, products, and policies.

The DOST S&T Fellows Program is looking for experts in the following fields of specialization:

  • radio frequency and wireless communications systems
  • blockchain technology
  • data and food science
  • environmental science
  • computer engineering
  • nanotechnology
  • material science and engineering
  • virology
  • geochemistry
  • health technology assessment or economics

The Call for Application for 33 S&T Fellows requires the following qualifications:

• 17 S&T Fellow I – at least 3 years of relevant R&D experience after MS graduation
• 11 S&T Fellow II – at least 5 years of relevant R&D experience after MS graduation
• 5 S&T Fellow III – Ph.D. graduate with at least 10 years of relevant R&D experience

DOST’s Balik Scientist Program has made strides in bringing home overseas Filipinos who are S&T experts. Dr. Thomas Neil Pascual, a former Balik Scientist and is now an S&T Fellow assigned at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) is contributing to the establishment of the first Nuclear Medicine Center of PNRI. The Center hopes to help in providing affordable diagnosis and treatment for cancer.

“I’ve always believed in the brilliance of our Filipino scientists and it is only fitting that we create opportunities and encourage them to work in the country,” said DOST Secretary, Dr. Renato U. Solidum. “By encouraging our researchers, scientists, and engineers to work in the government, we are not only building a stronger workforce but also cultivating a rich scientific community dedicated in nation building.”

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