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NAST has opportunities available to apply

The National Academy of Science and Technology (abbreviated as NAST) is the highest recognition and scientific advisory body of the Philippines under the Department of Science and Technology. It was created through Presidential Decree 1003-A issued by President Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1976 to honor and recognize Filipino scientists who made worthy contributions to the advancement of science and technology in the country. [2] It also recommends individuals be conferred the Order of National Scientist upon approval of the President of the Philippines.

Interestingly, NAST has vacancies available to apply for until January 9, 2023:

One (1) Senior Science Research Specialist (Php 59,802 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: 2022-26-TF-ADV-SENSRS
  • Relevant education: Master’s degree in Engineering / Health / Mathematics / Physical Sciences (Preferred)
  • Relevant experience: Two (2) years of relevant work experience
  • Relevant training: Eight (8) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility: Career Service – Professional/Second Level Eligibility

One (1) Information Officer II (Php 42,116 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: 2022-27-TF-ADV-IO2
  • Relevant education: Master’s degree in any communication course, preferably in Development Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication or any degree in a research-heavy field. (Preferred)
  • Relevant experience: Two (2) year of relevant work experience
  • Relevant training: Eight (8) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility: Career Service – Professional/Second Level Eligibility (Preferred)

One (1) Science Research Specialist I (Php 35,758 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: 2022-28-TF-ADV-SRS1
  • Relevant education: Bachelor’s Degree of any Engineering / Health / Mathematics / Physical Sciences
  • Relevant experience: None required
  • Relevant training: None required
  • Eligibility: Career Service – Professional/Second Level Eligibility (Preferred)

One (1) Information Officer I (Php 30,572 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: 2022-29-TF-ADV-IO1
  • Relevant education: Bachelor’s Degree in any communication course, preferably in Development Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication or any degree in a research-heavy field
  • Relevant experience: None required
  • Relevant training: None required
  • Eligibility: Career Service – Professional/Second Level Eligibility (Preferred)

One (1) Science Research Assistant (Php 24,482 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: 2022-30-TF-ADV-SRAS
  • Relevant education: Completion of at least 2 years studies in college
  • Relevant experience: None required
  • Relevant training: None required
  • Eligibility: Not required

How to Apply

The National Academy of Science and Technology invites all interested applicants including persons with disability (PWD), members of indigenous communities, and those of any sexual orientation and gender identities (SOGI) to signify their interest in writing. NAST complies with the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (EEOP) and that no person with disability shall be denied access to opportunities for suitable employment.

Submit the following documents to the Finance and Administrative Division, NAST, DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City or thru electronic mail (hr@nast.dost.gov.ph):

  1. Letter of application addressed to Ms. LUNINGNING E. SAMARITA-DOMINGO, Director IV; indicate the position code on the subject of the letter;
  2. Updated Personal Data Sheet including the Work Experience Sheet with recent 2×2 picture;
  3. Diploma and Official Transcript of Records, if any;
  4. Certificate of Training; and
  5. Certificate of Employment with Actual Duties and Responsibilities.
The deadline for submission of applications is on 09 January 2023.

Only applications with complete documents shall be processed.

DEXTER A. BAUTISTA
Officer-in-Charge, Finance and Administrative Division

About NAST

The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines is the symbol of the nation's commitment to science. The proposal for its creation originated from the University of the Philippines. Among the notable members of this small group were  Dr. Joventino D. Soriano, a cytogeneticist;  Dr.  Gregorio T. Velasquez, a phycologist; his wife,  Dr. Carmen C. Velasquez, a parasitologist;  Dr. Edgardo D. Gomez, a marine biologist;   Dr. Edito G. Garcia, a public health specialist. After a series of impromptu meetings held at the UP Institute of Small-Scale Industries, the task of preparing a formal proposal for a science academy was assigned to Dr. Soriano. In May, 1976, the proposal was submitted to Dr. Melecio S. Magno, who had been appointed Chairman of the NSDB with Cabinet rank. Chairman Magno fully endorsed the plan for a government-funded academy of science. It was heartily endorsed by the National Science Development Board (the predecessor agency of the Department of Science and Technology) to the President of the Philippines, On 06 October 1976, The National Academy of Science was created by Presidential Decree 1003. A subsequesnt amendment established instead the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines and expanded the base of its membership. Thus, P.D. 1003-A signed on 17 December 1976, is the enabling legislation for the present NAST.
 
The science community then submitted nominations of the most eminent among them to be members of the Academy. The President of the Philippines named ten scientist from a wide range of disciples to be the first Academicians in 1978. Henceforth, nominations have continued to come from the scientific community but their election as Academicians is the prerogative of the members of the Academy alone, following thier strict rules of reciew and selection. Every Member is distinguished, known ntionally and internationally in his or her own right. Collectively, the Academy represents the best of what this country has produced in science and Technology.
 
The Annual Scientific Meeting started in 1978 and has since earned the distinction as the most prestigious Philippine scientific conference. The NAST Transactions, composed of papers presented in the ASM, is the annual journal of the academy. NAST also publishes books and monographs based on the studies of its members and ither rnowed scientists.
 
In 1982, through Executive Order 818, the Academy was also formally charged with the function of advisory body to the President of the Republic of the Philippines and the Cabinet on policies concerning science and technology in the country.

The National Academy of Science and Technology is mandated:

  1. To recognize outstanding achievements in science and technology as well as provide meaningful incentives to those engaged in scientific and technological researches
  2. To advise the President and the Cabinet on matters related to science and technology
  3. To engage in projects and programs designed to recognize outstanding achievements in science and to promote scientific productivity
  4. To embark on programs traditionally and internationally expected of an academy of science
  5. To manage, operate and maintain the Philippine Science Heritage Center

The Academy’s functions are the following:

  • Recognition: As a highest government recognition body, it recognizes and supports works of different Filipino scientist that promotes advancement of science and encourages the youth to pursue science related careers.
  • Advisory: As an advisory body, it brings science closer to the people through awareness, promotes public participation on science issues and advises the government and non-government entities on science-related policies
  • Scientific Linkages: NAST communicates with other scientist inside and outside the country to promote collaboration and exchange of works, knowledge and participation.
  • Management of the Philippine Science Heritage Center (PSHC): By virtue of Republic Act 9107, the NAST is mandated to manage the PSHC as a repository of all Philippine outstanding accomplishments in science and technology.

Source: National Academy of Science and Technology

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