Research Technician, Breeding Job – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Job Title: Research Technician, Breeding (3 Job Opportunities)

Organisation: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Duty Station: Sendusu -Namulonge, Uganda

Ref: IITA/UGA/2022/NRS/05

Report to/Supervisor: Post Doc Breeder

About US:

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the 15 Institutes of the CGIAR global research partnerships with headquarters in Ibadan Nigeria. IITA is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees and has a permanent office in Uganda. IITA focused primarily on improving cassava and banana-based systems in the nineties. The research focus over the past 5-10 years has expanded to include research on: climate change, trade-off analysis for smallholder livelihoods, Innovation systems and impact pathways, and Institutional and policy dimensions from local to national level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collection of data from field, screenhouse and lab experiments.
  • Uploading of data using digital platforms.
  • Assisting of other breeding operations in the field, screenhouses, and lab as directed by the supervisor.
  • Routine maintenance of screenhouse and on station experimental sites.
  • Work closely with students.
  • Supervision and coordination of screenhouse and field casual labour.
  • Assist the data collection manager in germplasm management.
  • Writing reports.
  • Any other official duty as assigned by the supervisor.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural studies.
  • At least four years of experience in scientific data collection. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience in handling Lab consumables and supplies.
  • Experience in working with not-for-profit Organizations.
  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills in English, both written and oral. Computer proficiency including MS Office (Word/ PowerPoint, excel).
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure and work in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Ability to work in multiethnicity environment.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send applications which must include covering letter, photocopies of academic documents, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees, and a letter from each referee, should be sent online, addressed to: The Country Representative, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) – Uganda. P.O Box 7878, Kampala, Uganda. Please apply at the link below.

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Deadline: 16th December 2022

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