Research Technician I Trait Evaluation at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IIT
IITA International Institute of Tropical Agricul
Oyo, Oyo gallego, ng
1d ago
source : Ecadoo

Ref IITA HR NRS2017 0017 Location Ibadan Recruitment Type National 3 year renewable contract Responsibilities Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties Support Senior Research Support Officer International Trials Manager and scientist of the am breeding unit in trait evaluation to generate high quality data and ensure project goals are accomplished Carry out field screen house and or laboratory activities to determine agronomic resistance disease and pest and quality attributes Assist in the evaluation of agronomic traits resistance to diseases and nematodes and quality attributes within the Yam breeding unit to identify breeding clones with improved characteristics Collect field screen house and lab data using electronic devices and data management software Assist with all research activities in yam breeding unit Assist with preparation of fields and screen houses for planting Assist with maintenance of field plots and screen houses including fertilizer application spraying of herbicides and tillage for weed control spraying of insecticides in screen houses and supervision of casuals Assist in harvesting of yam and maintenance of yam storage facilities Assist graduate students on research projects as required Maintain working areas for Yam breeding unit in clean and organized manner Follow Unit rsquo s quality standards and strive for continuous improvement of performance and efficiency in the Unit Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor Qualifications ND in Science Laboratory Technology General Agriculture with at least two 2 years rsquo relevant experience performing similar role Competencies Ideal Candidate must have Applied knowledge in agronomy crop breeding and genetics plant pathology postharvest storage crop quality and screen house nursery field trial management Excellent knowledge of data collection software programs Demonstrated success in working in multi disciplinary projects Remuneration We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment

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