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Fast Track Your Career in Leading Science Innovation
Inspired leadership is pivotal to our future. Being closely aligned to our stakeholders and, as a direct response to meeting their needs, we have recently restructured our science teams and have been relentless in our search to fill key leadership positions. Our new Team Leaders must have a passion for developing others to their full potential as well as having a strong science background.
A vacancy currently exists to head either the Pest & Weed Management or the Farm Systems South Team. Working for one of NZ’s leading research organisations, you find yourself in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same. In this role you will join a cohort of new leaders on a fast track to management and benefit from a structured leadership development programme and a supportive network of peers working to grow and develop these pivotal roles. As a result you will quickly grow your existing leadership skills and experience. You will enjoy working at the cutting edge of science and for a company that actively supports your professional development and offers a flexible environment that allows you to fit your work into your life, not the other way round.
As the Leader of a team of world class scientists spread across AgResearch campuses, you’re responsible for ensuring we have the expertise to meet current and future needs. You will provide leadership and guidance to staff, including planning, monitoring and feedback on performance.
Additionally, this unique role retains a significant personal science delivery component in either Farm Systems Research or Pest & Weed Management.
You will already be recognised for innovative research leading to significant scientific discoveries, commercially valuable technologies or advances in public policy. You will hold a relevant PhD; have successfully sourced funding and provided scientific leadership in significant areas.
You will be supported in your research with a range of initiatives that help you keep abreast of national and global scientific trends in your area of expertise, apply scientific knowledge strategically to develop forward looking science plans and develop job knowledge and expertise.
Essential attributes for success include the ability to work inclusively with enthusiasm and energy and a proven track record in motivating and empowering others and providing them with clear direction and leadership. You will be self motivated, have demonstrated strong decision making ability and the ability to deliver and take responsibility for outcomes. The ability to work well under pressure and to easily establish good relationships with colleagues, building effective networks and relating well to people at all levels is essential.
This vacancy will remain open until filled and applications will be shortlisted on receipt. If you believe you have what it takes, please submit your application including a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter highlighting:
• Your motivation to apply for the role
• The skills/attributes/behaviours you bring which support your application
• Your science research background and expertise including publications.
Read more: http://www.leadingscience.co.nz/index or contact Dr Glyn Francis, Science Group Leader, Innovative Farm Systems at email@example.com
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this vacancy.