International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Supervisor (Post-Harvest) Jobs in Nigeria

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Supervisor (Post-Harvest) Jobs in Nigeria


Duties

  • Receive, sort, and record samples received from on-station and off-station field trials.

  • Manage pre-processing of roots samples (cleaning, peeling, and weighing).

  • Process roots samples to determine dry matter and starch content.

  • Convert fresh cassava roots into processed products (mainly gari and odorless fufu).

  • Determine product yield per standardized unit of fresh roots.

  • Liaise with Food Science lab to evaluate quality traits on processed products and fresh roots.

  • Ensure all data are digitally recorded using PhenoApps

  • Responsible in collating, curating, and uploading all post-harvest phenotyping data to cloud storage (cassavabase).

  • Liaise with supervisors to plan and ensure procurement of supplies for laboratory analysis
    Assist in training of collaborators, students, trainees/interns and NYSC members

  • Supervise junior staff and daily rated staff.

  • Perform all job-related duties as may be assigned by supervisor

    Qualifications

  • BSc/HND in Agriculture, Biology, Food Science, or related fields with two (2) years’ experience in a field-based phenotyping environment for clonal crops.

    Competencies

    The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good field data collection skills, excellent record keeping, experience in high through-put phenotyping, Trial 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

  • Have strong listening, verbal, and documentation skills

    Remuneration

  • 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 (Post-Harvest) Jobs in Nigeria

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