Research Supervisor

  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
  • Aug 18, 2017
Contractor Health Care Research

Job Description

  • Supervise and train laboratory personnel and carryout general administration/maintenance of the laboratory;
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations of the biotechnology laboratory;
  • Perform any other duties as properly assigned by supervisor.



  • Carryout genotyping using different marker systems including SSRs, SNPs, and others for planting material designed for various genetic analysis including linkage mapping, QTL analysis;
  • Carry out gel electrophoresis and other cognate molecular techniques;
  • Carry out basic informatics analysis and use of web-based biological tools;
  • Supervise and train laboratory personnel and carryout general administration/maintenance of the laboratory;
  • Carry out maintenance of accurate data record in database and laboratory notebooks;
  • Carry out collection of leaf tissue from the field and screenhouse, prepare DNA and RNA for next-generation sequencing (GBS,DArT, whole genome sequencing and re-sequencing, RNAseq etc);
  • Carry out plant DNA/RNA isolation, DNA/RNA quality and quantity analysis and standard PCR amplification designed for genomic studies;



  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in molecular biology including DNA/RNA isolation using different marker system such as SSRs, SNPs, data analysis using different statistical packages.


  • B.Sc/HND in Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field

Knowledge, Skills & Attribute

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skill.
  • Have experience in computer packages such as Microsoft Office and statistical packages such as DARWIN, POWERMAKER, knowledge of R would be an advantage.


Healthcare Aid, General-Other: Medical-Health


Very Attractive

Application Method

Interested and qualified applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format, the application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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Additional Information

Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)