NGO Jobs – Research Technician at International Potato Center (CIP)

Job Title:    Research Technician
Organization: International
Potato Center (CIP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Assistant
Sweet Potato Breeder/Project Leader

About US:
International Potato Center (CIP) is a not-for-profit international
agricultural research organization supported by the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with a global mandate to conduct
research on genetic resources of potatoes, sweet potato, and other Andean roots
and tubers, crop genetic enhancement and improvement, integrated crop
management and sustainable management of natural resources.

Job Summary:  The Research Technician will work on the
Genomic Tools for Sweet potato Improvement Project (GTSPI).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
In charge of screen house management, conduct
laboratory and field experiments
Collect, analyze and interpret research trial data
Write reports and related documents.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a BSc in Agriculture or
Biological Sciences or Genetics or Molecular breeding with hands on experience
in tissue culture, screen house management, NIRS, and one year of experience gained from a reputable research institution or university
Excellent skills in experimental designs, data
collection, analysis, interpretation and report writing
Working knowledge and practical background on root
and tuber crops will be an advantage.

Excellent oral, written communications, and problem
solving ability;

Excellent computer skills
Accuracy and attention to detail;
Cross cultural sensitivity.
Strong e-mail communication skills, ability to write
in a manner sensitive to cultural differences, and provide clarity to staff
where English is not the primary working language of the project
Ability to be a team player in a busy environment,
often with tight deadlines
Be a Ugandan citizen.

How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including a
cover letter, summarizing applicant’s relevance to this position, curriculum
vitae, giving day-time telephone number, names and addresses of three referees
knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work
experience, as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials,
should be sent by email to: Martha Ameru Email: with copy to
Dr. Robert Mwanga, email:

Deadline: 31st August 2017 

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