IITA Research Technicians Jobs in Uganda

IITA Research Technicians Jobs in Uganda

  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the 15 Institutes of the CGIAR global research partnerships with headquarters in Ibadan Nigeria.

  • IITA is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Trustees and has a permanent office in Uganda.

  • IITA focused primarily on improving cassava and banana-based systems in the nineties. The research focus over the past 5-10 years has expanded to include research on: climate change, trade-off analysis for smallholder livelihoods, Innovation systems and impact pathways, and Institutional and policy dimensions from local to national level

  • The successful candidates will be part of the Banana breeding team working on Pathology
    activities within the breeding program.

    The primary duties of the Research Technicians will include the following;

    • Development, implementation and supervision of experiments on pests and diseases

    • Collection, entry, analysis and synthesis of data from laboratory, screen houses and field

    • Identification, rearing and maintenance of weevils to be used in experiments.

    • Identification, rearing/culturing and maintenance of nematodes to be used in

    • Identification, culturing and maintenance of Fusarium wilt cultures to be used in

    • Identification, culturing and maintenance of Black sigatoka cultures to be used in

    • Ensure cleanliness and safety of the pathology Laboratory

    • Routine maintenance of screen-house and on station experiments

    • Work closely with students

    • Supervision and coordination of screen house and
    field labour

    • Assist in data management in Musabase

    • Assist in data tracking using Btract

    • Assist the banana curator in germplasm management.

    • Writing reports

    • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor

    Required qualifications and skills Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree with specialization in Microbiology or Plant Pathology and 4 years
    relevant working experience, in similar responsibility.

    • Experience in working with not for profit Organizations

    • Knowledge and experience working on Field and laboratory Research

    • Experience in handling Lab consumables and supplies

    • Ability to record Lab stocks of inventory both on shelf and cold chain

    • Basic knowledge or working with Lab equipment

    • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral

    • Computer proficiency including MS Office (Word/ PowerPoint, excel)

    • Ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure and work in a multi-cultural team

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IITA Research Technicians Jobs in Uganda

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