• 2016 Job Vacancies at IITA

  • Posted on: 19 January, 2016 Deadline: 1 February, 2016
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  • 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.

    We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

    Laboratory Technician III

     


    Duties
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • Assist in coordinating in vitro cassava BL work;
    • Assist in the collaboration work between cassava breeding team and in vitro genebank;
    • Work on cassava cuttings thermo-treatment;
    • Work on cassava in vitro introduction via meristem culture;
    • Work on cassava sample preparation for indexing;
    • Work on cassava in vitro processing (multiplication, conservation);
    • Assist in cassava request handling and distribution;
    • Assist in cassava database update;
    • Any other task related to cassava breeders’ lines in vitro handling assigned by supervisor.

    Minimum Qualification & Experience Skills

    Qualification:

    • National Diploma (ND) in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT), General Agriculture or related field

    Experience

    • Minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar role.

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Must be computer literate.
    • Have good sense of cleanliness, safety and security precautions.

    Remuneration

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

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    Laboratory Technician I (Cassava)

     

    Position/Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • Assist in the introduction of cassava in vitro meristem;
    • Assist in handling cassava breeding lines;
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

    Qualification, Experience and Skills
    Qualification:

    • National Diploma (ND) in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT), General Agriculture or related field.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 years working experience in a similar role.

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Must be computer literate.
    • Have good sense of cleanliness, safety and security precautions.

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

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    Senior Research Supervisor

     

    Responsibilities

    • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties
    • Assist in Yam in vitro introduction via meristem culture.
    • Assist in yam sample preparation and acclimatization for indexing.
    • Assist in yam vitro processing (multiplication, conservation).
    • Assist in yam request handling and distribution;
    • Assist in updating yam database.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

    Qualification, Experience and Skills
    Qualification:

    • B.Sc / HND in Plant Biology or related field.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 3 years working experience in a similar role.

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Must be computer literate.
    • Have good sense of cleanliness, safety and security precautions.

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

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    Laboratory Technician I (Clonal Crop)

     

    Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • Assist in clonal crop in vitro introduction via meristem culture
    • Assist in subculture for distribution and conservation;
    • Assist in clonal crops in vitro genebank maintenance
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned

    Qualification, Experience and Skills
    Qualification:

    • National Diploma(ND) in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT), General Agriculture or related field

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 years working experience in a similar role

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Must be computer literate.
    • Have good sense of cleanliness, safety and security precautions

    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 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.

    Visit IITA Career Page to apply online

    Note:
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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