IITA is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

IITA operates an International House (I-House), with 108 well-appointed rooms, spacious dormitory facilities, and a conference hall that is an ideal venue for organizing workshops, retreats, team building exercises, or a relaxing weekend with the family. The campus also has leisure and recreational facilities, and a community store which offers basic household goods for campus residents.

We are inviting applications for the position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Supervisor – Quality Control, Laboratory Supervisor

Ref. No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-050
Location: Ibadan

Responsibilities
• Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
• Assist in preparing broth for seed culture and inoculate sterile carrier materials;
• Assist in monitoring aerated broth and curing product;
• Liaise with the quality control team to ascertain the quality of starter culture, broth and the final product;
• Assist in supervising laboratory activities to the quality of the inoculant being produced;
• Keep records of batch size and related information;
• Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications
HND/BSc in Biochemistry, Microbiology or related courses with at least two (2) years of relevant work experience performing similar role.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:
• Have good sense of cleanliness and must be familiar with safe laboratory practices.
• Have a good sense of interpersonal relationship.

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

Application Closing Date
16th December, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should forward their applications with 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 either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package.

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