International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Supervisor (Breeding) Jobs in Nigeria

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Supervisor (Breeding) Jobs in Nigeria


Establishment of field trials

  • Design 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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