Research Supervisor Job in IITA

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2 year renewable contract


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist with coordinating microbiology activities in the lab
  • Assist with proper data entry in lab books and on pathology network
  • Conduct laboratory, screenhouse and field experiments with scientists
  • Assist with culture/isolate storage appropriately
  • Prepare draft standard operating protocols for laboratory methods with scientists
  • Provide assistance/guidance to visiting students/scientists
  • Assist with preparing draft reports on time
  • Conduct other assignments as assigned


  • BSc/HND in Microbiology/Plant Pathology/Crop Protection. At least four (4) years experience in a microbiology research laboratory

Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in Aspergillus microbiology research
  • Experience in analytical soft wares especially SAS and other MS Office packages
  • Ability to analyze data, prepare tables and write short reports.
  • Able to build, coordinate and work in teams
  • Able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary
  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Good organizational, communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Available to work outside office hours and for extended hours where necessary
  • Available to travel where necessary


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


Method of Application

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website: no later than Two Weeks from the date of this publication. 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.

IITA is all equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.


Closing Date: 03/03/2015

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