Laboratory Research Technician I at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Research Technician I

 Ibadan, Oyo 
Employment Type: Contract (1-year renewable)


  • Assist in tissue culture laboratory, screen house and field research activities related to plantain breeding.
  • Assist with performing tissue culture and microscopy operations, data collection and processing.
  • Ensure sterile environment practices, orderliness of lab, screen house and work environment.
  • Assist in maintaining of stock and inventory for germplasm and laboratory items.
  • Participate in research data collection, entry and processing.
  • Assist in supervising casuals in daily assigned tasks.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • National Diploma in Agriculture or any other related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must

  • Have excellent interpersonal and multi-tasking skills.
  • Attention to detail combined with good self-motivation and self-organizational skills.
  • Have a positive attitude and strong team spirit.
  • Have experience working with banana tissue culture techniques.
  • Have ability to work with digital devices for data collection and reporting.

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date
31st May, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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