Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi Graduate & Non-Graduate Recruitment

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Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
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:

1. 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.

Application Closing Date
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.


2. 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.

Application Closing Date
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.


3. 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.

Application Closing Date
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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