International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Recruits Senior Research Supervisor

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 tropical nations. 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 Nigerian Nationals for the position of Senior Research Supervisor at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.

Job Title: Senior Research Supervisor (2 year renewable contract)

Location: Ibadan, Oyo


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    Coordination of in vitro yam and cassava breeders’ lines processing and conservation, including activities relating to in vitro cassava breeders’ lines and liaising with cassava breeders.
    Processing of yam and cassava breeders’ lines new introduction from field
    Supervision of acclimatization and post flask management of yam and cassava breeders’ lines
    Coordination and processing of Yam and cassava breeders’ lines sample for indexing
    Coordination of request and distribution of breeders’ lines
    Sorting of necrotic and contaminated breeders’ lines PTC plantlets
    Media preparation for in vitro yam and cassava breeders’ lines
    Breeders’ lines data management
    Participate in in vitro breeders’ yam and cassava clonal crops experiments on field multiplication, evaluation and characterization

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

    BSc / HND in plant science , Microbiology or Chemistry or any related discipline
    Minimum of 3 years post NYSC relevant working experience on a similar role

The ideal candidate must

    Be able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary.
    Be able to use laboratory equipments and understand basic laboratory techniques
    Possess good organizational skills and demonstrate ability to work under pressure.
    Be available to work outside office hours and for extended hours where necessary

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

Application Closing Date
7th November, 2013

Method of Application:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft Word format. The curriculum Vitae must also include 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 to IITA Website.

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