Research Supervisor at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Research Supervisor at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidate for the position of Research Supervisor at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan. This position is renewable contract on 2 year.

  • Conduct virus indexing using ELISA- and PCR-based techniques;
  • Conduct characterization of viruses using genomic-based methods;
  • Carry out phenotyping plants for virus resistance;
  • Conduct the maintenance and propagation of virus cultures;
  • Participate in the field surveys;
  • Participate in virus characterization;
  • Carry out data management and analysis;
  • Preparation of technical reports
  • Support any other activities as assigned
  1. HND/BSc in Plant biology, biochemistry, pathology, biotechnology or closely related fields.
  2. Basic knowledge in plant pathology and plant pathogen recognition (particularly viruses and fungi);
  3. Good knowledge and experience in general lab management, staff supervision and lab safety (required)
  4. Experience in isolation of viruses, bioassays, familiarity with diagnostic tests such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  5. Experience in analytical lab skills, ability to prepare reports and archive data;
  6. Experience in nucleic acid isolation and computational skills
  7. Ability to work independently and assume responsibility for own work as well as being able to work as part of a team;
  8. Good communication (oral and written in English; knowledge of French is an advantage) and computer-based skills;
  9. Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural environment;
  10. Provide guidance to students/staff and prepare technical reports for various end uses.
IITA Nigeria offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Important Date
The application will close on 17th July, 2013.

How to apply?
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed CV saved with their names in Microsoft word format. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of 3 professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package to IITA website.

Please complete IITA’s online application form using this link: Kindly note that IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

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