Laboratory Attendant Job in Nigeria

 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

Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Job type: Contract
Duration: 1-year renewable contract  


  • Maintain a clean lab environment including lab benchtop working areas, changing rooms and instrument rooms.
  • Maintain clean culture vessels and laboratory glassware and ensure that used culture media is adequately discarded.
  • Assist laboratory staff with media preparation and screen house staff with potting of rooted plants.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


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

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and multi-tasking skills.
  • Be trustworthy and diligent to work with little or no supervision.
  • Attention to detail combined with good self-motivation and self-organizational skills.
  • Have a positive attitude and strong team spirit.

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

Application Closing Date
20th March, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidats should:
Click here to apply online