East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a doctoral institution with an enrollment of over 27,000 students and approximately 4,500 faculty and staff.
Job Description: The NC Agromedicine Institute is a University of North Carolina inter-institutional institute located at East Carolina University.
Assist the Director in formulating Institute strategic goals/plans, identifying future projects, and in the development/implementation strategies for current and future projects;
Assist in preparation of Institute quarterly and annual reports, as appropriate. Write draft annual TracDat progress reports for Institute strategic goals (TracDat 'Outcomes')
-Prepare progress and final reports for funding agencies in collaboration with the Director as requested by the Institute Director;
Update the NC Agromedicine Administrative Manual as needed in collaboration with the Institute's constituent universities; and
Provide leadership for the Institute's research program by establishing and maintaining research projects as a principal investigator;
Identify and recruit new Institute faculty affiliates across ECU, NC State University, and NC A&T State University in collaboration with Campus Coordinators; maintain regular communication with affiliates and provide support relative to their work in Agromedicine, as appropriate;
In association with faculty affiliates and the Institute director, identify potential collaborative research, prevention/intervention; and education/outreach projects appropriate for the Institute; and
Identify and recruit project Director/PIs, where needed, and help organize collaborative teams to perform the identified projects and to produce grant/contract proposals to obtain funds to implement the projects.
Identify, track, and vet potential funding agencies for funding opportunities. Distribute to appropriate faculty associates;
Manage the proposal preparation and submission process for institute grant proposals including (1) Establishing and enforcing a time line for proposal completion and coordinating the proposal submission process in conjunction with proposal team and Office of Sponsored Programs; (2) Actively participating in the writing/editing and budget construction of proposals, as appropriate; (3) Ensuring that materials received from proposal team members are in compliance with funder guidelines; (4) Overseeing the internal ECU and external institutional administrative review processes to ensure timely submissions; (5) Analyzing review comments of unsuccessful grant proposals with the proposal team and (6)overseeing their revision and re-submission, if appropriate.
Upon award of funds for grant/contract projects, work with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Grants and Contracts Administration to ensure timely completion of internal award notifications and completion of subcontracts to external partners, as needed;
Monitor project implementation; work with project team members to ensure compliance with project expectations; provide technical assistance as needed;
Develop Agromedicine learning objectives about the Institute for a student workers/intern/post-doc education orientation, develop educational materials and perform the orientations;
Identify opportunities for and work with other departments at ECU, NC State University, and NC A&T State University to develop additional on-campus and distance learning courses in Agromedicine;
Assist the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate (or the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences) with projects/duties that are consistent with the responsibilities and time commitments of his/her duties for the Institute, as determined by the Institute Director; and
Perform other duties for Institute that supplement the duties described above as identified by the Institute Director.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are:
MS, MA, MPH or comparable degree and 5 years of experience in agricultural safety and health, agromedicine, or occupational safety and health.
Demonstrated progression of responsibility;
Proven track record for procurement and management of grants from diverse sources, including government and non-government organizations; and,
Strong scientific and inter-personal verbal and written communication skills.
Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Ph.D, Ed.D, or MD degree and five years of experience in agricultural safety and health, agromedicine, or occupational safety and health; additional preference given to individuals with experience in epidemiology and/or translational research programs.
Experience as a principal investigator of projects related to agricultural health and safety.
Skilled at identifying, assembling, and facilitating collaborative multidisciplinary research teams from academic and non-academic organizations.
Knowledgeable of agricultural health and safety issues across North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic Region (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia., Georgia, and eastern Tennessee)
Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)
Date Initial Screening Begins: 09-12-2013
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled