Thursday, 11 April 2019

Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Laboratory Manager

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.
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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