Research Supervisor at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.Applications are invited for the position below:Job Title: Research SupervisorRef: IITA-HR-NRS2019-011 Location: Ibadan, OyoRecruitment Type: National (2-years renewable contract)      DutiesSuccessful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:Assist in coordinating activities in the laboratory that include single spore isolation, identification and long-term storage of banana pathogens and biocontrol agents;Assist with scoring for banana and plantain disease in the laboratory, screenhouse and breeding fields;Assist in establishing banana weevil and nematode culture, extraction of DNA, running of PCRAs, gels on pathogens and biocontrol agents;Provide assistance to students and visiting scientists;Assist in developing laboratory compliance and operating protocol, ensure proper data entry and record keeping in the unit;Perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor. 

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