Research Officer Job Vacancy At American University of Nigeria,Yola


American University of Nigeria is recruiting in Nigeria to fill the position of:Research Officer. Interested and qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was founded in 2003 to fill in this educational gap. Opening its doors to its first class in the fall of 2005, AUN was created to be a Development University.

The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

Part of the American University of Nigeria’s recipe for success is the integration of technology across the University and the curriculum. AUN’s campus has the only University-wide wireless facility in Nigeria.

Job Title: Research Officer

Location: Yola
Department: School of Arts and Science

Summary of Position

  • The Research Officer will supports the Chair of Petroleum Chemistry Department and will be responsible for regular operation of laboratory equipment in Petroleum Chemistry Laboratory, and also support students and faculty research work.

Detailed Listing of Responsibilities

  • Ensure the smooth operation of equipment in the laboratory. The equipment in the research laboratory include, Flash elemental analyzer, Gas chromatography, Flash point tester, Flame Photometer, Cloud & Pour Points Tester, Bomb calorimeter and Atomic absorption Spectrophotometer.
  • Installation and maintenance of equipment in the Research laboratory.
  • Assist in undergraduate laboratory sections of Analytical, Physical and General Chemistry classes.
  • Support for senior research students and faculty research work.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the School Dean and Department Chair.

Requirements for the Position

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ work experience with at least one (1) years of relevant experience in research and other student support services is an advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Petroleum Chemistry.
  • Sound understanding of student development theory, and success in working collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and students; working with at-risk populations a plus.
  • Ability to carry out troubleshooting on major equipment.
  • A clear understanding of professional boundaries and acceptable ethical behavior – including, but not limited to, appropriate relationships with students.
  • Familiarity and expertise with information technology, including administrative software systems and Microsoft Office; knowledge of databases preferred.
  • Ability to work with confidential material with integrity and discretion.
  • Ability to thrive in diverse environments and strong cross cultural communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks at once, organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators and other staff members;
  • Ability to make balanced judgments and decisions;
  • Ability to work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, presentation and planning skills.
  • Attentive listening skills
  • Some evening and weekend hours required; vacation time limited during peak times.

Application Closing Date
3rd July 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidiated should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to: before the closing date of this publication.


  • The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • AUN is an equal-opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion, and marital status.