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Date Posted

May 21, 2015



Job Title

Research Assistant At The International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Job Type



The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium.We thank you for your interest in IITA and invite you to explore many exciting and diverse career opportunities in a work environment that enables you to be the best you can, advancing your professional and personal growth in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

Join a vibrant team that is committed to facilitating agricultural solutions for hunger, poverty, and natural resource degradation throughout the tropics.IITA is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is given to qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national/ethnic origin or social status.

Research Assistant (IITA-HR-NRS2015/027)

Position: Background and Responsibilities

• Assist in experimenting , planning, setting up and implementation on

  the field and tissue culture laboratory;

• Engage in tissue culture medium preparation, sub-culturing, washing

  containers e.t.c.;

• Collect plan data from breeding crossing blocks fields established for

   tissue culture experiments;

• Assist in harvesting yam tubers and seed from the field the field

  experiments after applying tissue culture technique;

• Collect samples from yam field (flowers, anthers, ovaries and florescence)

  and carry out analysis on them in the lab;

• Organize laboratory work for tissue culture experiments and trials;

• Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


Qualification and Experience


B.Sc. in Agriculture, Botany, Plant Science, Microbiology or  related

 field with minimum of two (2) years’ experience on plant tissue

culture and related field.


General Information

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions

in a pleasant campus environment.

1-year renewable



Method of Application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with

their names in Microsoft word format. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three

professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or

applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package to IITA


Year of Experience

1-3 year


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