Research Supervisor in Oyo, Nigeria


Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Ref. No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-031

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Carry out genotyping of plant materials designed for various genetics analysis including linkage mapping, association studies and marker-assisted selection, genotyping will be done in lab using SNP, SSR and other types of marker;
  • Carry out collection of leaf, tissues from the field, prepare DNA and RNA for next-generation sequencing, (GBS, RNAseq, etc.) and analyze genotypic data including linkage mapping, association studies, diversity analysis and expression analysis;
  • Carry out quantitative real time PCR on light cycler and ABI instruments for genotyping and expression analysis;
  • Carry out plant DNA/RNA isolation, DNA/RNA quality and quantity analysis and standard PCR amplification designed for genomic studies;
  • Carry out gel electrophoresis and other cognate techniques;
  • Carry out basic informatics analysis and use of web-based biological tools;
  • Supervision and training of laboratory personnel and general administration/maintenance, of the laboratory;
  • Carry out maintenance of accurate data record in database and laboratory notebooks;
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations of the Biotechnology Laboratory;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • BSc./HND in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Microbiology or related field with 2 years’ relevant experience in molecular biology techniques.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Training in basic principles of Genetics.
  • Skills in Q-PCR, SNP genotyping, genomic data analysis.
  • Exposure in Cell and Molecular Biology.
  • Some experience in Bioinformatics.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision willing to work longer hours when necessary.

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Method of Application

Aapplicants 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.



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