Research Technician III at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Job Title Title: Research Technician III
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2017-007
Location: Ibadan

Job Descriptions

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Assist in DNA extraction from soil, bacteria, fungi, plant and any other molecular work and procurement of all microbiology supplies and equipment;
  • Assist in maintaining all microbiology equipment, isolation and authentication of bacteria from nodules and other rhizobiology work;
  • Assist in isolation and maintenance of plant growth promoting micro-organism and microbial analysis on all samples;
  • Assist in maintaining controlled growth chambers and microbial cultures;
  • Assist in maintaining the laboratory and its annexes;
  • Assist both MSc & PHD students on all laboratory/greenhouse/field work related to microbiology;
  • Assist in training IT students, NYSC and manage lab, staff and daily analytical services;
  • Handles customer samples and assign needed analyses to technicians and bill.

Customers for lab analytical services;

  • Assist in updating, upgrading and train staff on new emerging analytical techniques;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • OND in Science Laboratory Technology, Microbiology or related discipline with at least Five (5) years relevant experience.

Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have practical microbiology techniques, statistical software and be computer literate.
  • Possession of valid drivers’ license is an added advantage.


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

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested applicants 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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