Research Assistant – The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)


Research Assistant (1 Position) for AGRA project.
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an
African-led organization that is supporting and working with National
Agricultural Research Organization to catalyze development and adoption of-new
crop technologies. Through support for maize breeding under the Cereals Program
at NaCRRI we would like to hire a Research Assistant to assist to implement
some of the activities. The Research Assistant will primarily be responsible
for supporting the activities of a comprehensive breeding program.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare
    for and conduct planting, field maintenance, data collection and
    harvesting
  • Assist
    in computer related activities and provide support for breeding and field
    testing activities
  • Supervise
    and train temporary employees
  • Work
    closely with other research sites to keep program activities operating
    efficiently
  • Assist
    in other projects and perform other duties as and when required
  • The
    successful Research Assistant has the opportunity to work in all
    operations related to field trials, seed preparation, field
    plot management, data collection, harvesting and trial plots.
Required Skills/Experience:
  • BSc
    degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Plant Breeding, Horticulture or related
    fields.
  • Possession
    of Masters Degree in relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Basic
    understanding of farm equipment maintenance. Understanding of field
    research methodologies
How to apply: Interested
persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications
together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and
names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional
certificates and transcripts to the undersigned not later than 5.00 pm on
Monday, 12th March 2012. The Director National Crops
Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
 P.O. Box 7084, KAMPALA N.B
The advert could also be viewed at NARO website www.naro.go.ug.
Or www.nacrri.go.ugOnly
shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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