• Research Technician at IITA

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2011 Deadline: 28 November, 2011
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  • IITA, is an international non-profit research-for-development (R40) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.
    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following positions at the Institute's Headquarters,lbadan.
     
    RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

    DUTIES
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:
    Conduct DNA/RNA extraction and Assess DNA quality and quantity..
    Set up and conduct PCR for genotyping.
    Perform gel electrophoresis        
    Score genotype data    
    Conduct field and screen-house/green work independently and house phenotyping of plants.
    Maintain lab book detailing all experimentaion, methods and results
    Assist in training methods of partners, visitors and students on genotyping and phenotyping activities
    Carry out other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

    QUALIFICATION
    BSc/HND in Biochemistry,  Cell Biology  or  Biotechnology plus at least one year experience.
    The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to work independently and house and should be able to work extra hours.
    Training In Genetics, Plant phenotyping Biotechnology is desirable.

    REMUNERATION:
    We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

    METHOD OF APPLICATION:
    Interested applicants should forward their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, if available), evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to

    The Personnel Manager,
    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture,
    PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan,
    Nigeria
    not later than two weeks from the date of this publication.

    This job vacancy can also be found on our website: http://old.iita.org/cms/details/nrs_job_application.aspx
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