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Research Technician I (Trait Evaluation) 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-Sana ran 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 http://www.iita.org/ for more details.

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

Position: Research Technician I (Trait Evaluation)

Contract:   3= year renewable contract

Location: Ibadan


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

Support Senior Research Support Officer, Research Associate, Research Student and scientist of the yam breeding unit in trait evaluation to generate high quality data and ensure project goals are accomplished;

Participate in the evaluation of agronomic traits, resistance to diseases and nematodes, and quality attributes within the yam breeding unit;

Collect data from established trials in field and screen house using electronic devices; Check our website for more details.


ND in Science Laboratory Technology, General Agriculture or any other diploma relative to the job description with at least three (3) years’ relevant experience performing similar role.


Applied knowledge in agronomy, plant sciences, plant pathology, post-harvest storage and screen house nursery /field trial management.

Excellent knowledge of data collection using electronic devices.


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: http://www.iita.ora/careers not later than 4th July, 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.



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