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Director Position

Thu Oct 18 09:25:54 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) iares  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

Nilgun E. Tumer					Tel:  732-932-8165x215
Professor						Fax:  732-932-6535
tumer at aesop.rutgers.edu

Center for  Agricultural Molecular Biology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Cook College
Foran Hall, Dudley Road
PO Box 231
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0231


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