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Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) – The Molecular Biology Laboratory of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the vacant position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Manager

Location: Makurdi, Benue

Position Responsibilities

Laboratory Manager will contribute to the activities of the project titled “Genetic improvement of cowpea for Striga/Alectra resistance using molecular tools in Nigeria under direct supervision of the Project Leader. He/she will:

  • Contribute to genomic resource development for cowpea breeding for biotic stresses.
  • Contribute to DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and statistical analysis
  • Supervise undergraduate, and postgraduate students working in the lab.
  • Assist the Project Leader in implementing key activities of the project.

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Plant Genetics, or Cell Biology

Core Competencies:

  • Experience (at least 2 years) in conducting molecular activities.
  • Knowledge of Marker-assisted Breeding
  • Spectrophotometric analysis
  • Electrophoresis and DNA ANALYSIS
  • DNA Extraction
  • Isolation and Gel analysis of DNA from plantand animal
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Data management and reporting of lab activities.

Additional Information

  • The job position is for a period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds.

Job Title: Research Technician

Location: Makurdi, Benue

Position Responsibilities

Research-will contribute to the field activities of the project titled “Genetic improvement of cowpea for Striga/Alectra resistance using molecular tools in Nigeria under direct supervision of the Project Leader. He/she will:

  • Contribute to development and deployment for cowpea genetic improvement.
  • Provide leadership and be responsible for coordination of all field activities.

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have an OND/HND in Crop Production, Plant Science or Pest Management.

Core Competencies:

  • Statistical analysis and reporting
  • Field crop establishment and data collection
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

  • The job position is for a period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds.

Job Title: Field Assistant

Location: Makurdi, Benue

Position Responsibilities

Field Assistant will contribute to the field activities of the project titled “Genetic Improvement of cowpea for Striga/Alectra resistance using molecular tools in Nigeria under direct supervision of the Project Leader. He/she will:

  • Contribute to deployment of cowpea genetic improvement.
  • Coordinate all field activities.

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a WASC.

Core Competencies:

  • Have valid drivers license
  • Field crop establishment and data collection.

Additional Information

  • The job position is for a period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds.
Deadline: 25th April, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications which must include the following below:

  • A Covering Letter which should address how the candidates background/experience relates to the position applied for;
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Names and Addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicants current or previous organization or applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

All applications should be addressed and sent to:
The Registrar,
Federal University of Agriculture,
P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi,
Benue State,
Nigeria.

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