International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (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.
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Maize
Conduct marker-assisted recurrent selection to increase the concentration of pro-vitamin A and other cartotenoids.
Involve in the development and testing of new pro-vitamin A enriched maize varieties and hybrids with defensive and adaptive traits.
Assist in organizing and conducting pro-vitamin A enriched maize hybrid and variety regional trials in IITA’s testing sites and in multiple locations in collaboration with partners.
Compile, process, analyze, and write regional trial reports.
Run analyses of data recorded in multiple locations using appropriate software package, prepare reports and draft manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
Lead production of breeder seeds of parents of hybrids and synthetic varieties to supply to partners for further multiplication and deployment.
Involve in organizing of training for stakeholders engaged in PVA maize seed production under the Building Nutritious Food Basket project.
Work with HarvestPlus and CIP-Nigeria team in promotional activities on PVA maize.
Work HarvestPlus and CIP-Nigeria team producers of PVA with processors.
Assist in the preparation of project proposals for funding.
Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor as required.
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