IITA Postdoctoral Fellow Jobs 2022 – Nigeria NGO Jobs

IITA Postdoctoral Fellow Jobs 2022 – Nigeria NGO Jobs. IITA Nigeria programme looking for “Postdoctoral Fellow”. Applicants with a Ph.D. degree may apply on or before 31 May 2022.

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IITA Postdoctoral Fellow Jobs 2022

The IITA has published a job vacancy announcement on 11 April 2022 for qualified Nigeria’s to fill in the vacant post of Postdoctoral Fellow to be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Recruiter International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Position Postdoctoral Fellow – Cowpea Physiologist
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Country Nigeria
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Ph.D. degree
Experience Required 2 years
Application Deadline 31 May 2022

IITA Job Vacancy 2022

Job Purpose: Cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, is an important grain legume in sub-Saharan Africa, where it contributes both to the food and nutritional security of millions of people. At IITA, Cowpea Breeding Program is conducting research targeting the development of target product profiles associated with key market segments (e.g., homemade flour for soup making and addition to porridge and flour dough for bread; industrial flour; boiled grain mixed with ugali or other cooked meal or eaten as a snack with corn; dried young leaves as a vegetable; the dual purpose for fodder and grain). The “must-have traits” for all these product profiles include resistance to both biotic and abiotic stress factors. Among the abiotic stresses, heat and drought are identified as key traits

Position Responsibilities:

  • Establish efficient field and screen house phenotyping methodologies for heat anddrought tolerance in cowpea.
  • Identify cultivated and cross-compatible wild cowpea genotypes with drought and heat tolerance.
  • Investigate the physiological basis for cowpea’s drought and heat tolerance and adaptation mechanisms.
  • Contribute to understanding the genetic basis for drought and heat tolerance and identifying associated QTLs.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization and strengthening NARS partners’ capacity in crop physiology.
  • Provide guidance and direction to national staff.
  • Publish research results in reputable international journals.
  • Co-supervise research of postgraduate students.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the cowpea research team lead.

Qualification & Experience:

  • The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Crop Physiology or other relevant fields from a highly recognized university with two to three years of work experience in a similar role, preferably in an international non-profit & non-governmental setting.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply IITA Postdoctoral Fellow Jobs 2022

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The Closing Date: 31 May 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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