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Job Position: Research Technician III

(Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0025)

Duty Station: Ibadan, Nigeria.

Job Type: National (3 year renewable contract)

Date Posted: 1st June 2017

Closing Date: 15th June 2017
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
 Carryout regeneration and rescue of seed lots on the field and screen house to improve the quality of research
 Coordinate Planting, spraying of herbicides and insecticides;
 Collect and enter research data using appropriate research tools
 Coordinate labor recruitment, time keeping and supervise casual worker during field activities;
 Carry out characterization and evaluation of seeds crop;
 Participate in planting operation in the outstation seed regeneration activities;
 Coordinate casual Coordinate casual labor and consultants to carry out regeneration and characterization activities on the field and screen house;
 Organize day to day activities on regeneration and virus indexing of seeds  crops;
 Perform any other duty assigned by theSupervisor.
Qualification
National Diploma in Crop Production, General Agriculture or related field with at least Six (6) years’ experience performing the same role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:
 Be computer literate and have a good sense of cleanliness.
 Have good research activity knowledge
 Have good safety precaution techniques.

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

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Interested applicants should complete the online application at IITA website: http://www.iita.org/careers attaching their cover letter with detailed curriculum vitae saved in a single file in Microsoft Word format no later than two weeks from the date of this publication. 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 particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.
Closing Date: 15th June 2017

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