Research Supervisor (Tissue Culture) at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the worlds 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.The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institute’s headquarters in Ibadan:Job Title: Research Supervisor (Tissue Culture)Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0029Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) Job Location: IbadanResponsibilitiesSuccessful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:Carryout meristem and tissue culture for in-vitro genebank;Participate in yam and cassava in vitro processing, including establishment and multiplication under sterile conditions;Conduct acclimatization and field transfer of in-vitro materials;Participate in experiment designing;Carryout cassava and yam sample preparation for indexing;Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

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