Fresh Jobs at IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IITA is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farm land–by 2020. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.

As one of 15 research centers in the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future, IITA is engaged in several CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D).

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Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2021-0021
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Job Description:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Organize and carry out high-throughput genotyping of breeding populations and germplasm collections.
  • Implement high DNA and RNA extraction.
  • Carry out SNP marker genotyping using kaspar assay.
  • Prepare samples for RNA sequencing and gene expression studies.
  • Assist in data analysis and report writing.
  • Lead Tissue Culture activities in the lab including media preparation, subculturing and hardening of plantlets.
  • Keep an up-to-date record of laboratory workflows and standard-operating procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with laboratory safety regulations.
  • Provide support and training to partner organizations.
  • Train students, junior staff and short-term visitors.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • B.Sc / HND qualification in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field with minimum of four (4) years’ experience with emphasis on high and medium density genotyping, DNA – RNA- sequencing, and analysis of molecular marker data in a well-structured environment or donor-funded organization.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have basic knowledge in computational analysis using standard programming software’s such as R.
  • Be a detail-oriented person that can strictly adhere to project timelines.
  • Demonstrate ability to write and communicate effectively.

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

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Method of Application

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Important Information

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

Deadline: September 20, 2021

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