Laboratory Attendant at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Laboratory Attendant at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Attendant

Ref. No: STS2023-005
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitmrnt Type: STS- National
Duration: 6 months renewable contract


  • Assist in maintenance and multiplication of disease-free materials in SAH laboratory and on the field.
  • Assist in collection of data from lab, screen house and field trials with appropriate data capturing tools.
  • Assist in the maintenance of harvested yam mini-tubers in optimum storage condition in the storage facility and cleanliness of all working areas.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisors.


  • O'level with a minimum of two (2) years experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have the ability to use field book applications for data capturing.
  • Have excellent skills in plant sub culturing in the laboratory.
  • Have the ability to manage plants in the laboratory and screen houses under optimum condition.


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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  9th March, 2023.


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application by attaching a detailed Cover Letter and 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 the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague, and evidence of current remuneration package.
  • IITA is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women. While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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