Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions in the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State. Applicants must be resourceful and able to face challenges in the young but fast-growing institution whose mandate is the promotion of Agriculture.
Senior Research Fellow
Department: Centre for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology (CMBB)
A Ph.D degree with five years practical laboratory experience. Should be experienced in the maintenance of thermal cycle, laminar flow hoods and electrophoresis instruments. Candidates should be familiar with tissue culture practices such as routine maintenance of cells in culture, cryopreservation, transfection and transformation of animal and plant cells. Required molecular biology laboratory skills should include probing of nucleic acid fragments with labeled synthetic probes, polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic separation of proteins and analysis by Western Immunoblotting, real-time PCR. Additional technical expertise with such techniques as recombinant DNA technology, cloning and sequencing of candidate genes, gel mobility shift, and reporter gene assays, would be an added advantage.
Laboratory Technologist II
HND in Medical Laboratory Technology/ B.Sc in Microbiology or Biochemistry with 2 years practical laboratory experience.
Method of Application
Interested candidates are requested to submit fifteen (15) type-written copies of their applications along with their curriculum vitae and credentials addressed to the Registrar giving the following information in the order listed below:
Post for which application is submitted; Name, Permanent Home Address; Date of Birth; Age (attach evidence); Nationality; Marital Status; Name and Address of Spouse (if married); Number of Children with ages; Next of Kin; Institutions attended with qualifications obtained and dates; Previous Employment with dates, duties performed; Previous Status, Current Salary indicating level, step and Salary per annum.
In the case of Academic Staff vacancies, separate pages showing the candidate's publications, in chronological order, must be attached. CLOSING DATE: Six weeks from the date of publication.