• Ibadan, Oyo State


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (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. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Senior Research Supervisor

Reference No.: IITA – HR – NRS2020 – 0011

Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Participate in the inspection surveys for virus disease incidence in the seed multiplication plots/germplasm evaluation trials in the fields and under screenhouse conditions;
  • Collect samples for health assessment and indexing by qualitative and quantitative diagnostics to measure virus load;
  • Perform characterization of virus diversity using biological and molecular methods including use of conventional and high-throughput sequencing methods;
  • Carry out diagnostics testing for viruses on IITA mandate crops and selection of healthy planting material for propagation;
  • Carry out virus purification, production of antibodies, design oligonucleotide primers for PCR and isothermal amplification assays;
  • Participate as resource person in diagnostics and phenotyping workshops;
  • Collection, analyse field and laboratory data, and prepare quality technical reports;
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc / HND qualification in Plant Science, Pathology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related fields with minimum of five (5) years’ experience in application of molecular biological procedures in a well-structured environment.

Compatencies:

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills.

Remuneration

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working

conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidate should complete the online application attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA.

(PDF)

Note

  • 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 is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
  • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse

workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women. While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Title: Data Analyst

Reference No.: IITA – HR – NRS2021 – 009

Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

  • Develop experimental designs and plot layouts for cassava trials;
  • Ensure assembly, curation, and validation of cassava field data;
  • Conduct routine data analysis for cassava breeding trials including exploratory data analysis, numerical and visual data summary, inferential statistics (understanding the basic concept of hypothesis and estimation), correlation and regression, t-test, ANOVA, and multivariate analysis (PCA, Discriminant Analysis and Clustering);
  • Carry out analysis of cassava breeding trials including data assembly, curation and validation, trial analysis including analysis of variance, estimation of variance components, BLUPS and BLUEs;
  • Develop appropriate selection indices for rapid selection and advancement of cassava genotypes/lines from one breeding cycle to another;
  • Conduct analysis within the time needed to make selection decisions and plant new trials;
  • Conduct multi-environment trial analysis and GxE analysis
  • Provide support on the use of phenotyping applications including Fieldbook, upload curated and validated trial into Cassavabase (cassavabase.org);
  • Backstop cassava breeding staff and research partners in the development of field designs and statistical analysis of field and laboratory data;
  • Supervise subordinate data management technical staff;
  • Assist in training on data management and data analysis;
  • Assist cassava breeding scientists in preparing project report;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc / HND in Computer Science, Statistics, Agricultural Science or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a well-structured environment.

Competencies:

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have ability to diagnose and rectify faults.
  • Be honest and hardworking with good interpersonal and communication skills.

Remuneration

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

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidate should complete the online application attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA.

(PDF)

Note

  • 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 is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
  • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse

workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women. While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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