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  • Posted on: 20 August, 2015 Deadline: 31 August, 2015
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    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate 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 candidates for the position below at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan:

    Quality Control Supervisor


    Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2015-043

    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

    • Assist with timely production of inoculum for aflasafe production:
    • Ensure quality control of sorghum grains before and after aflasafe production:
    • Ensure the purity of aflasafe strains before aflasafe production:
    • Ability to identify Aspergillus species using standard protocols:
    • Ability to identify other contaminants on aflasafe on the final product:
    • Assist with coordinating microbiology activities in the laboratory:
    • Assist with proper data entry in lab books and on pathology network:
    • Assist with culture/isolate storage appropriately:
    • Prepare draft standard operating protocols for laboratory methods with scientists:
    • Provide assistance/guidance to visiting students/scientists:

    Educational Qualifications

    • B.Sc in Microbiology/Plant Pathology/Crop Protection with at least four (4) years experience in a microbiology research laboratory.


    • Have experience in Aspergillus microbiology research
    • Be able to build, coordinate and work in teams.
    • Be able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary.
    • Have good interpersonal relations.
    • Have good organizational, communication skills.
    • Be able to work under pressure.
    • Be available to work


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

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    Germplasm Dispatch Assistant


    Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2015-041

    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

    • Compile the list of research inputs for procurement from both local and oversee suppliers in a database to facilitate the timely collection of the necessary items for running trials and nurseries in and outside of lbadan;
    • Arrange inputs and other supplies maintained in the maize unit stores in good order to facilitate easy retrieval of the required items for use in the unit;
    • Keep computerized records of regional trial and seed requests from collaborators and arrange for timely shipment of the requested seeds and trials;
    • Document records of number of trials and quantity of seeds supplied to collaborators, various institutions and scientists in a data base;
    • Arrange seeds maintained in cold stores in good order facilitate easy retrieval during seed preparation using bar codes;

    Educational Qualifications

    • B.Sc/HND in Business Administration or General Agriculture.
    • Minimum of Three (3) years’ experience in related field.


    • Good communication skills.
    • Be a team player.


    • 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 detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant's current or previous organization or applicant's direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package.

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