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IITA
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture is known as the short name IITA, is 1 of the world's biggest research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. The Institute seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for fill the position of Research Technician I (Maize) (2-year renewable contract) at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.


Duties of Research Technician I (Maize): -
Compile list of nutrient enriched hybrids and inbred lines and take stock of seeds available in the cold store;
Participate in the preparation, packaging and dispatch of local, regional and international trials involving nutrient enriched varieties, hybrids and inbred lines;
Arrange nutrient enriched breeding materials in the cold stores in good order to facilitate easy retrieval during seed preparation;
Prepare requested seeds of nutrient enriched parental lines of hybrid, synthetics and other genetic materials for shipment to partners, research institutions and advanced research laboratories;
Supervise casual labour during seed preparation, planting, pollination and harvesting;
Ensure protection of seed production fields and making sure they are free from weeds;
Perform any other duties assigned by the Senior Research Technician, Research Associate and the Scientist.


Qualification and Experience: - ND in Agriculture and at least four (4) years working experience in similar research areas. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to work independently and should be able to work extra hours.


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


How to Apply: -Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application. Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. An application should be made not later than 29/05/12. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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