International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Supervisor (Breeding) Jobs in Nigeria
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Supervisor (Breeding) Jobs in NigeriaDutiesEstablishment of field trialsDesign trials using under supervision of breeder using state-of-the art experimental approaches including row-column and alpha-lattice designs.
Manage day-to-day operations of on-station,
off-station, and on-farm cassava breeding field trials.
Phenotyping and data management
Prepare plot barcodes and electronic resources for data capture including hardware and software
Collect pre-harvest data, including early plant vigor, pest and disease resistance and morphological characterization.
Conduct harvesting of field trials and capture yield and yield-related traits data
Prepare and upload data on Breeding Database (cassavabase)
Responsible for updating and maintaining trials and pedigree records.
Implementation of high-throughput phenotyping
Carry out image-based phenotyping (leaf and root traits related to morphology and pest and diseases)
Conduct phenotyping of quality traits using portable Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) equipment
B.Sc / HND in Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology, or related fields with two (2) years' experience in field breeding environment.
The ideal candidate must:
Have good field data collection skills, excellent record keeping, experience in high through-put phenotyping, trial design and data analysis skills
Be organized, strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills
Consistently follow field and lab protocols and other directions and with minimal errors
Be dependable, takes initiative and responsibility for own actions
Be flexible, adaptable, able to respond to changes in routine
Be strong listening, verbal, and documentation skills.
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
Application Closing Date
10th August, 2020.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Supervisor (Breeding) Jobs in Nigeria
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