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 (Virus Indexing)Reference: IITA-HRNRS2017-0028BRecruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) ResponsibilitiesSuccessful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:Carryout virus indexing of yam and cassava plants using PCR;Carryout virus indexing of yam and cassava plants by next generation sequencing method;Participate in sample preparation (small RNA extraction and library preparation)Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.