Jobs at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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

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

Research Associate (2 year renewable contract) 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.

Location: Oyo
Experience: 1 year(s)
Course of Study: Plant Breeding
Required Grade: Not Specified