The Plant Science Research Center of Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director. The individual selected for this position will provide leadership to the center in collaboration with the Regional Director, Director of Experiment Station Research Operations, administration, Department Heads, and Dean for the College of Agriculture and the Director and Associate Directors of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.
The primary purpose of the Plant Science Research Center (PSRC) is to provide greenhouse space and supporting facilities and services to research scientists of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES). The PSRC is dedicated to assisting scientists to meet the challenges that face Alabama agriculture presently and in the future.
For more information about the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, please visit: https://aaes.auburn.edu/regional-centers/#plant-science
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Responsibilities include overseeing the day to day operations and implementation of operational and research projects at the center to support all AAES programs related to agricultural research, teaching, and/or extension programs. Specific duties may vary based upon departmental needs and may include the following:
Planning, overseeing, and implementing all aspects of a research unit to include design, system installation, operation, and data collection for agricultural research, teaching, and extension projects in a greenhouse/nursery setting.
Interacting with a variety of individuals and groups for tours, seminars, and presentations.
Scheduling, monitoring, and maintaining records of research.
Procuring equipment and supplies to sustain research projects.
Supervising machinery operation, maintenance, and repair.
Supervising and/or monitoring clean-up and sanitation of research facility and equipment.
May assist in the development and monitoring of the department budget.
Ensuring compliance with pesticide application, procedure, and standards, as well as other regulations specific to the execution of job responsibilities.
Full supervisory responsibility for other employees is a major responsibility and includes directing and coordinating work schedules, training, evaluating, and making or recommending pay, promotion or other employment decisions.
Minimum Education and Experience