Research Associate at IITA


IITA is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. We have more than 200 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and over 1000 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit for more details.

The Institutes seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institute’s headquarters in Ibadan:

Position: Research Associate

Location: Ibadan

Contract: 2-year renewable contract


Successful candidate will assist in scientific support/backstopping of national programs on product development, processing and utilization of legumes, provide technical support to small and medium scale processors on processing and utilization of legumes, assist in conducting training of trainers workshops and demonstrations on product development, processing and utilization of legumes, develop new products using legumes and work with non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations to disseminate technologies on legumes. Please check our on-line job page for further details


MSc in Food Science/Technology


Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience in a structured organisation


Good understanding and operational skills of laboratory equipment’s

Excellent understanding of computer especially statistical packages and power point.

Ability to work under minimal supervision.

Ability to speak French will be an added advantage.

Good interpersonal relationships.

Ability to travel extensively within Africa.

Ability to work in the office/field.


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

Method of Application:

Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website: no later than 9th May, 2017. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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