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Graduate Research Associate At IITA

Date Posted: 09/Apr/2014
Deadline: 18/Apr/2014

Research Associate (2 year renewable contract)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Research Associate at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.

Position / Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Production of breeder seed of selected early, extra-early and intermediate parental inbreds, hybrids, and open-pollinated varieties.
  • Provision of seed to NARS and Seed Companies of seven WASP countries.
  • Supervision of on-station trials
  • Conduct and management of maize field trials.
  • Direct supervision of staff and activities of the CORAF-WASP project
  • Collation and analyses of data from field experiments
  • Preparation of work plans and progress reports of the WASP Project
  • Perform any other responsibilities that may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • MSC in Plant Breeding , Agronomy any related discipline
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant working experience on a similar role
  • Good skills in MS Office and general knowledge of computer

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary.
  • Possess good organizational skills and demonstrate ability to work under pressure.
  • Be available to work outside office hours and for extended hours where necessary


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.

Closing date: 18th April 2014

Please complete our online application form using this link:

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

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