Ref : IITA-HR-NRS2021-015
Location : Ibadan
Recruitment Type : National (2-year renewable contract)
Work with Data Manager and the Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) on the adoption of a data management system (Enterprise Breeding System - EBS) for storing and retrieval of information.
Curate historical data from the Maize crop improvement program into templates for migration to the EBS.
Check the quality and integrity of the data to be uploaded to the EBS.
Ensure that the CG-core metadata standards are adhered to for all Maize improvement data.
Perform data wrangling of large datasets to fill defined templates.
Define and implement data standards and best practices for Research Data Management by developing ontologies, phenotyping protocols, quality standards, Trait dictionaries, templates and fieldbooks.
Maintain coherent repository of Crop Information (genealogy, phenotype and genotype) allowing public access and secondary use for predictive breeding and comparative biology.
Assist members of the Maize breeding program to capture data electronically and use the EBS to manage the day to day activities of their breeding programs.
Perform any other job-related task duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualification and Experience
BSc / HND in Computer Science, Biometrics, Research Methods, Bioinformatics or other related field with three (3) years relevant experience in data management.
The ideal candidate must have :
Experience in data management, R Data wrangling.
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.