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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Recruitment for Research Technician I | 4 Positions


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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Research Technician I at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ubiaja, Ikenne, Hybridization, Grafting and Ibadan. There four vacancies are available on this position. These positions are on 2 year renewable contract.

VACANCIES
  1. Research Technician I - Ibadan and Ubiaja
  2. Research Technician I - Ibadan and Ikenne
  3. Research Technician I - (Hybridization) Ibadan
  4. Research Technician I - (Grafting) Ibadan
POSITIONS RESPONSIBILITIES, QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

1. Research Technician I - Ibadan and Ubiaja
  • Assist with hybridization and data collection in Ibadan and at outstations including Ubiaja
  • Maintain records for hybridization, processing, packaging and storage of hybridized seed
  • Assist set up and conduct field experiments including all aspects of data collection
  • Serve on teams for determination of dry matter content and root mealiness
  • Assist in the multiplication of selected cassava genotypes
  • Assist training students on Industrial Attachment, National Youth Service Corps and other partner institutes.
Qualification, Experience and Skills
  1. Ordinary National Diploma in Crop Production, General Agriculture, Horticulture or related discipline from a reputable university/college/polytechnic.
  2. Minimum experience of 5 years in a similar position.
  3. Basic knowledge of crop management operations.
  4. Good time management skills.
  5. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure.
2. Research Technician I - Ibadan and Ikenne
  • Assist set up and conduct field experiments including all aspects of data collection.
  • Organise and lead field team in hybridization at Ikenne station.
  • Assist coordination of pollination activities and lead pollination team to hybridize selected cassava genotypes.
  • Assist in seed processing, packaging, labeling, distribution and storage of botanic seeds.
  • Assist in the generation, harvesting and maintenance of genetic stock.
  • Serve on teams for determination of dry matter content, cyanogenic content, post harvest physiological deterioration and root mealiness.
  • Assist training students on Industrial Attachment, National Youth Service Corps and other partner institutes.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification, Experience and Skills
  1. Ordinary National Diploma in Crop Production, Statistics, General Agriculture, Horticulture or related discipline from a reputable university/college/polytechnic.
  2. Minimum experience of 5 years in a similar position.
  3. Basic knowledge of crop management operations.
  4. Good time management skills.
  5. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure.
3. Research Technician I - (Hybridization) Ibadan
  • Assist set up and conduct field experiments including all aspects of data collection
  • Assist coordination of pollination activities and lead pollination team to hybridize selected cassava genotypes
  • Assist in seed processing, packaging, labeling, distribution and storage of botanic seeds.
  • Assist in the generation, harvesting and maintenance of genetic stocks and genomic selection trials.
  • Serve on teams for determination of dry matter content, cyanogenic content, post harvest physiological deterioration and root mealiness.
  • Assist training students on Industrial Attachment, National Youth Service Corps and other partner institutes.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification, Experience and Skills
  1. Ordinary National Diploma in Crop Production, General Agriculture, Horticulture or related discipline from a reputable university/college/polytechnic.
  2. Minimum experience of 3 years in a similar position.
  3. Basic knowledge of crop management operations.
  4. Good time management skills.
  5. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure.
4. Research Technician I - (Grafting) Ibadan
  • Assist set up and conduct field experiments including all aspects of data collection.
  • Assist in seed processing, packaging, labeling, distribution and storage of botanic seeds.
  • Lead team in grafting and budding of selected cassava genotypes.
  • Serve on teams for pollinations, determination of dry matter content, cyanogenic content, post harvest physiological deterioration and root mealiness.
  • Assist in preparation of soil samples and plant samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Assist training students on Industrial Attachment, National Youth Service Corps and other partner institutes.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification, Experience and Skills
  1. Ordinary National Diploma in Crop Production, General Agriculture, Horticulture or related discipline from a reputable university/college/polytechnic.
  2. Minimum experience of 3 years in a similar position.
  3. Basic knowledge of crop management operations.
  4. Good time management skills.
  5. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure.
Remuneration:
IITA offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Important Date
The applications will close on 14th August 2013.

HOW TO APPLY?
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website not later than Two Weeks from the date of this publication. 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.

Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application.

Kindly note that IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

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