Website NC State University
|Vacancy Type||EHRA Non-Faculty|
|Is Internal Transfer Only||No|
|Working Title||Assistant Director for Research Planning and Product Performance Research|
|Anticipated Hiring Range||Commensurate with Experience|
|Work Schedule||8am – 5pm / Monday – Friday|
|Full Time Equivalent (FTE)||1.00|
|Department||110313 – IR-4 Project|
|Job City & State||Raleigh, NC|
|Primary Function of Organizational Unit||The IR-4 Project is a national Federal/State partnership research program to assist farmers of fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, ornamentals and other specialty crops by facilitating registration of safe and effective chemical and bio-based pest management products. The IR-4 Project is needed because the crop protection industry focuses their research efforts on major crops such as corn, soybean and cotton that provide the companies adequate return on their development investment.
Without IR-4, farmers of specialty crops would only have access to a few crop protection products to protect their crops. IR-4 Project Headquarters provides national leadership, coordination and regulatory compliance for the IR-4 Project research activities performed by approx. 125 scientists at over 20 public sector research farms and five analytical laboratories throughout the United States.
|Essential Job Duties||The Assistant Director for Research Planning and Product Performance Research is part of the IR-4 Project’s national leadership team. This position is responsible to ensure that IR-4’s national network of specialty crop commodity associations/grower groups, public sector researchers, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the crop protection industry are actively involved in IR-4’s mission to facilitate regulatory approval of crop protection technologies for specialty crops and minor uses. This includes leading stakeholder engagement in the establishment of IR-4’s research priorities to address farmer/grower pest management needs. This position also has responsibilities to lead IR-4’s efforts in development of product performance data (aka efficacy and crop safety “value” data) for food crops in IR-4 Food Crop Program and non-food crops in the Environmental Horticulture Program.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
|Departmental Required Skills||
|Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education||
|Required License or Certification||
|Special Instructions||In addition to your application please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.|
|Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?||No|
|Proposed Hire Date||07/01/2020|
|AA/EOE||NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you learn of this opportunity?
- NCSU Website
- NCSU Executive Search Services
- Other Online Job Board
- Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
- Job / Career Fair
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Professional Journal
- Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
- Professional Organization
- Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
- NCSU Employee Referral
- Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
- If you learned about this vacancy from “other source” or “other website”, please provide the source.(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have, or will you have by date of hire, a PhD in plant protection sciences (Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science), horticulture, or related area?
- * Do you have at least 10 years of experience with managing research programs in the crop protection sciences?
- * Please briefly describe your experience/background in specialty crops.(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have functional knowledge of US EPA pesticide regulations?
- * Do you have a valid NC Driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
Application Materials Required
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Contact Information for References