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Research Supervisor (Closing Date: 8 February 2024)
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA), Nigeria

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jan 30, 2024
Last Date
Feb 29, 2024

Job Description

Position: Research Supervisor

Contract: 2-year renewable contract

Location: Ibadan


  • Assist in managing the crossing of the breeding program on regular basis using the University of Queensland (UQ) costing tool.
  • Assist the soybean breeding program in designing trials using the database seawares, such as BMS and EBS.
  • Assist in managing day-to-day operations of on-station off-station, and on-farm soybean breeding field trials, including collection of pre-harvest and post-harvest data.
  • Assist in supervising the soybean crossing and other pot experiments and progeny population advancement activities in the screen house.
  • Assist in growing and manage the breeding lines selected by the breeder from the advanced progeny populations.
  • Work closely with the breeder in the field evaluation and selection of superior genotypes.
  • Supervise the preparation and labelling of seeds for research partners and farmers.
  • Supervise harvesting and collect data on yield and yield-related traits of the fields trials.
  • Assist in managing germplasm in seed storage and update seed inventory on Breeding Database (BMS).
  • Prepare, curate and upload data on the Breeding Management Database (BMS).
  • Coordinate other technicians in the Unit for effectiveness in the field operations.
  • Perform any other job-related tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor.



BSC/HND in Agriculture, Plant Breeding 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:

  • Be experienced in the use of statistical, UQ costing tool and database software.
  • Be experienced in data analysis and interpretation.


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

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