Job at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA


IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farmland by 2020. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.

As one of 15 research centers in the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future, IITA is engaged in several CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D).

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the fresh job at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA.

Laboratory Research Technician I

Job Specifications:

    • Full Time
    • Required Qualifications: OND – BA/BSC/HND

Job Description:

    • Assist in tissue culture laboratory, screen house and field research activities related to plantain breeding.
    • Assist with performing tissue culture and microscopy operations, data collection and processing.
    • Ensure sterile environment practices, orderliness of lab, screen house and work environment.
    • Assist in maintaining of stock and inventory for germplasm and laboratory items.
    • Participate in research data collection, entry and processing.

  • Assist in supervising casuals in daily assigned tasks.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • National Diploma in Agriculture or any other related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.


The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and multi-tasking skills.
  • Attention to detail combined with good self-motivation and self-organizational skills.
  • Have a positive attitude and strong team spirit.
  • Have experience working with banana tissue culture techniques.
  • Have ability to work with digital devices for data collection and reporting.

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidates should Apply by Clicking the Button below.

Deadline: May 31, 2024


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