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Biotech Center seeks a Director

Thomas Leustek leustek at AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU
Tue Oct 2 07:30:46 EST 2001

Director of the Biotech Center
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey & New Jersey Agricultural 
Experiment Station

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the New Jersey 
Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) are seeking an outstanding 
scientist for the position of Director of the Biotechnology Center 
for Agriculture and the Environment (Biotech Center).

The Biotech Center, founded in 1987 at Cook College, is 
internationally recognized for research and training in biotechnology 
and the application of biotechnology to problems in agriculture and 
the environment. The Center has well-funded research programs in 
plant biology, animal science, microbiology, and environmental 
science (see http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~biotech/). The Director will 
be responsible for ensuring the continued success of these programs 
and for developing major new initiatives in biotechnology and 
genomics that serve the needs of Cook College, Rutgers, NJAES, and 
the state of New Jersey. The Director reports directly to the 
University Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The successful candidate will be familiar with recent developments in 
biotechnology and its applications, have a record of initiating and 
administering successful research programs, and have a vision for the 
future of the Center. As the chief administrator of the Center, the 
Director will work with the faculty and staff to further expand the 
research, teaching, and outreach of the Center. The Director serves 
as the primary contact with the University administration, 
government, industry, and the public and will work to secure funding 
for Center programs, develop public policy, and assist in 
transferring technology to industry. The Director is expected to 
initiate and implement multi-disciplinary programs involving Center 
faculty and other researchers. The Director is responsible for 
liaison with other Centers and academic departments at Cook College 
and Rutgers University.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita, a summary of research 
accomplishments and administrative experience, and names and contact 
information for at least three references to Gerben J. Zylstra, 
Rutgers University, Biotech Center, Foran Hall, 59 Dudley Road, New 
Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520. Electronic applications in Word or 
WordPerfect format are welcome and can be e-mailed to 
zylstra at aesop.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will begin December 
1, 2001, and continue until the position is filled. Rutgers 
University is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer.

Thomas Leustek
Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment
Rutgers University
59 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
Office: (732)932-8165, extension 326
Fax: (732)932-0312

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