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Research Associate At IITA

Date Posted: 10/Dec/2013
Deadline: 24/Dec/2013

Research Associate (2-year renewable contract)

IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of tropical nations. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit for more information on IITA.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the positions below at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.


Establish and maintain field experiments.
Supervise field and laboratory staff.
Calibrate sprayers for herbicide application.
Be conversant with herbicide calculation and application.
Undertake data management and analysis; and contribute to reporting of research outputs.
Support project staff to meet reporting and monitoring and evaluation requirements of the project activities.
Facilitate all aspects of the project’s operations and management of logistics.
Support the training of students and visiting trainees.
Carry out any other task assigned by the Supervisor.
Educational, Experience and Other Requirements
M.Sc. in Plant Science/Agronomy/ Crop Science or a related discipline
The ideal candidate must
Possess excellent interpersonal skills
Have good communication skills
Possess good computer skills and be able to use statistical analysis systems such as SAS, Genstat and Excel.
Possess a valid Driver’s License
Experience with and proven skills in the accurate implementation and conduct of field trials, collection and analysis of weed and agronomic data as well as socio-economic data in field trials.


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


Method of application:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three 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. Application closes two weeks after the date of publication.

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