Lab Technical Expert
The Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS) at Tribhuwan University in Nepal has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Lab Technical Experts. IAAS aims to improve the ratio of agriculture technicians to farmers in Nepal by training human resources in agriculture and allied disciplines, and to promote research, development, and technology dissemination in agriculture. IAAS has identified a need for support in strengthening agriculture-based research capabilities.
The PCRVs will work closely with faculty members and lab technicians to develop an inventory of lab equipment and standard operating guidelines for the lab equipment. The PCRVs will also work closely with the lab technicians to support students’ use of lab facilities for agriculture research activities, with simplified guidelines for interpreting results. The overall goal of this assignment is to to collaborate on enhancing the capacity of IAAS-affiliated agriculture campuses in producing skilled human resources for the expansion of agriculture extension services to rural communities.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Nepal together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Tribhuwan University
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field, such as biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, soil health, agriculture-based research, or other laboratory sciences.
• Sound experience in handing lab equipment, tools, and chemicals in a lab setting.
• Strong coordination and community integration skills
• Demonstrated ability to live and work in a multi-cultural settings
• Excellent people skills with demonstrated flexibility and patience
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