IITA: Research Associate

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following position at the Institute’s Kano Station.

Job Title: Research Associate

Location: Kano

Successful candidate will among other things:

  • Coordinate and implement multi-locational on-farm trials
  • Coordinate and supervise the collection of data on soils and other biophysical resources, crop management and yields, socio-economic variables and farmers’ perceptions in the project’s dissemination trials
  • Coordinate and supervise the collection and processing of soil and plant samples
  • Support the training of students and Visiting trainees.
  • Undertake data management and analysis; and contribute to reporting of research outputs
  • Support project staff to meet reporting, monitoring and evaluation requirements of the project activities
  • Facilitate all aspects of the project’s operations and management of logistics
  • Carry out any other task assigned by the Supervisor


  • M.Sc. in Agronomy, Soil Science or a related discipline.
  • Experience with and proven skills in the accurate collection of soil and other agronomic and socio-economic data in field trials are an absolute requirement
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills to interact with partners and farmers and to engage farmers in data collection where possible.
  • Have good communication skills (a good knowledge of Hausa is an asset)
  • Possess good computer skills and be able to use  statistical software and Excel.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License

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

Application Deadline
10th April, 2012

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