Research Scientist Leader & Director (International Goat Research Center -
Prairie View A&M University
Adloc Cooperative Agriculture And Research Center
Proposed Minimum Salary
Prairie View, Texas
The College of Agriculture & Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University
invites applications from accomplished research scientist in the general areas
of animal breeding and genetics, animal reproduction, animal nutrition or
closely related with primary emphasis on small ruminants ( goats primarily)
to join a team of research scientists/faculty in the general area of goat
research. This position is currently a 100 percent research position, there
may be opportunities for teaching depending on the needs of the academic
program and the interest of the successful candidate). Under the current
organizational structure of the College, this position reports to the
Executive Associate Director for Research. Under limited supervision, serves
as the primary research leader for the International Goat Research Center,
conducts and coordinates independent research activities, programs and
activities of the Goat Center, develops and implements ongoing research. The
selected candidate will be one of several research scientists making up a team
of researchers at the International Goat Research Center. In addition to
joining a team of faculty/researchers, the successful candidate will become
the Unit leader/manager that is expected to lead a team of researchers and
staff at the IGRC. The successful candidate for this position must have
requisite academic requirements with demonstrated experience in working with
small ruminants and demonstrated success in leadership, grantsmanship and
scholarship in addition to demonstrated proficiency in research
accomplishments. He/she is expected to establish a vigorous research, outreach
(and to some extent teaching that is highly recognized and will attract
financial support from State, federal and local funding agencies. The
successful candidate is expected to maintain requisite certifications
appropriate for this position. The expected appointment date for this position
is Fall 2021.
This position is funded by a grant or restricted funds. Continued
employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.
Provides leadership and general oversight, management of the IGRC and
serve as the primary point of contact. Seeks and secures extramural
funding that supports goat research and enhances student experiential
learning, also publishes research results in peer-reviewed journals and
maintains academic and professional visibility regionally and nationally.
Develops and provides leadership and support for the Animal System and
International Goat Research Center within the Cooperative Agricultural
Research Center (CARC).
Leads in the development and coordination of an independent research
program in animal reproduction, nutrition, health or functional genomics,
also identifies and initiates research collaborations with external
scientist, and develops technologies that increase animal production
efficiency and enhances economic opportunities for limited-resource
farmers in Texas and other CAHS clientele.
Participates in CAHS outreach programs, including field day, educational
programs, youth animal science projects and the Houston Livestock Show and
Rodeo, also prepares extension publications to reach audiences who can
benefit from ongoing research, and distributes surveys to students and
Observes University and CAHS administrative policies to insure full
research compliance with mandated training and implementation of the
institutional program for animal care and use.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Ph.D. degree in Animal or Biological Science and/or related science.
Six (6) years of related experience.
Strong record of peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated success in
securing external grants for research projects.
Prior leadership experience in research, development, production and
analysis is preferred.
Job Closing Date::
Open Until Filled
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