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IITA Research Technician Job in Nigeria

IITA, International Agriculture Research Centre with Headquarters at Ibadan seeks to increase agricultural production in a sustainable way, in order to improve the nutritional status and wellbeing of people in tropical Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the following position at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II (Cold Store & Trial (2 year renewable contract)

Successful candidate will among other things:
  • Compile list of research inputs for procurement from overseas suppliers in a database for ease of collection;
  • Arrange inputs and other supplies in the Maize Unit stores to facilitate easy retrieval;
  • Keep computerized records of regional trials and seed requests from collaborators to facilitate prompt response;
  • Document records of number of trials and quantity of seeds supplied to collaborators, various institutions and scientists in a database;
  • Establish and consistently update the list of genetic materials maintained in the cold store in a database.
  • Follow up with Seed Health Unit and Plant Quarantine Services for securing import permits and Phytosanitary Certificates for shipments of maize seeds and trials to collaborators and for the importation of maize seeds trials from other International Research Centers, Universities and National Research Institutes.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

National Diploma in Agriculture plus two years of experience in research with excellent computer skills in ms-excel and other software for data entry.

He/She must be honest, hardworking, painstaking and good in figures with measure of accuracy.

Interested qualified applicants should forward their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, if available), evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials (including proof of age) to the Personnel Manager, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Nigeria
not later than January 26, 2010.

Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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