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  • Posted on: 11 April, 2019 Deadline: 25 April, 2019
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  • Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) - The Molecular Biology Laboratory of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the vacant position below:

    Laboratory Manager

     

    Location: Makurdi, Benue

    Position Responsibilities

    Laboratory Manager will contribute to the activities of the project titled "Genetic improvement of cowpea for Striga/Alectra resistance using molecular tools in Nigeria under direct supervision of the Project Leader. He/she will:

    • Contribute to genomic resource development for cowpea breeding for biotic stresses.
    • Contribute to DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and statistical analysis
    • Supervise undergraduate, and postgraduate students working in the lab.
    • Assist the Project Leader in implementing key activities of the project.

    Educational Qualifications

    • The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Plant Genetics, or Cell Biology

    Core Competencies:

    • Experience (at least 2 years) in conducting molecular activities.
    • Knowledge of Marker-assisted Breeding
    • Spectrophotometric analysis
    • Electrophoresis and DNA ANALYSIS
    • DNA Extraction
    • Isolation and Gel analysis of DNA from plantand animal
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Data management and reporting of lab activities.

    Additional Information

    • The job position is for a period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds.

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    Research Technician

     

    Location: Makurdi, Benue

    Position Responsibilities

    Research-will contribute to the field activities of the project titled “Genetic improvement of cowpea for Striga/Alectra resistance using molecular tools in Nigeria under direct supervision of the Project Leader. He/she will:

    • Contribute to development and deployment for cowpea genetic improvement.
    • Provide leadership and be responsible for coordination of all field activities.

    Educational Qualifications

    • The candidate should have an OND/HND in Crop Production, Plant Science or Pest Management.

    Core Competencies:

    • Statistical analysis and reporting
    • Field crop establishment and data collection
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    Additional Information

    • The job position is for a period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds.

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    Field Assistant

     

    Location: Makurdi, Benue

    Position Responsibilities

    Field Assistant will contribute to the field activities of the project titled "Genetic Improvement of cowpea for Striga/Alectra resistance using molecular tools in Nigeria under direct supervision of the Project Leader. He/she will:

    • Contribute to deployment of cowpea genetic improvement.
    • Coordinate all field activities.

    Educational Qualifications

    • The candidate should have a WASC.

    Core Competencies:

    • Have valid drivers license
    • Field crop establishment and data collection.

    Additional Information

    • The job position is for a period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications which must include the following below:

    • A Covering Letter which should address how the candidates background/experience relates to the position applied for;
    • Curriculum vitae,
    • Names and Addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicants current or previous organization or applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

    All applications should be addressed and sent to:
    The Registrar,
    Federal University of Agriculture,
    P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi,
    Benue State,
    Nigeria.

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