Research Technician I (Field) in Kano, Nigeria

at IITA

Industry
Agriculture/Poultry/Fishing
Specialization
Research
Minimum Qualification
OND
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2016-027
Kano
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist with all research activities for MARS population, aphid, drought, striga and bacterial blight resistance;
  • Assist with field layout and infestation (bacterial blight, inoculums, striga seed etc.);
  • Assist with data collection;
  • Assist in fertilizer application and planting up to harvesting period and also supervision of casuals;
  • Assist graduate students on research project as required;
  • Drive and maintain breeding vehicles;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • OND in General Agriculture preferably crop production, crop protection or related field with At least two (2) years of relevant work experience performing similar role.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Be very detailed and highly organized.
  • Have good time management skill
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Be able to use a tablet or computer for data collection.
  • Have good communication skill both oral and written
  • Possess management skills
  • Good critical thinking and interpersonal skill.

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

 

 

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