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

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


  • Assist in designing and establishing field trials under supervision of breeder
    Implement day-to-day operations of on-station, off-station, and on-farm cassava breeding field trials.

  • 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

  • Ensure field trials are always well maintained

  • Assist in updating and maintaining trials and pedigree records

  • Assist to oversee hiring and supervision of daily-hired staff for planting, weeding and harvesting operations while maintaining strict control of budget expenditures

  • Assist in coordinating crossing activities for all locations

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor


  • National Diploma in Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology, or related field with three (3) years’ experience performing similar role in a laboratory 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

  • 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 Technician II (Breeding) Jobs in Nigeria

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