Reporting to: AVP
Roles & Responsibilities:
Liaising with project partners and monitoring the progress of multiple projects.
Development of work plans, timelines, milestones and budgets for Project Planning.
Ensure project milestones are achieved with due adherence to national regulatory requirements and necessary paper work and documentation.
Generation of project progress reports (quarterly and annual) and deviation reports for implementation of Projects.
Coordinate with project partners to ensure studies related to product biosafety and environmental risk assessment are as per protocols and data at all locations is recorded as per the prescribed formats.
Liaising with regulatory experts and consultants to ensure biosafety dossiers are compiled and are in compliance with national regulations of respective territories.
Study the data and ensure it passes the required quality and flag any inconsistencies.
Ensure the updating of Data Management System and Project Management Systems.
Ensure timely issuance of task orders, fund disbursement and maintenance of funding records.
Planning and implementation of programs, workshops and partner meetings.
Liaise with communication team and external project consultants for development of information collaterals (including website updating and printed media) for effective project/science communication and outreach.
Play a proactive role in publication of research results and articles.
Qualifications,Experience and Skills desired:
The incumbent should be:
Ph.D. with at least 4-5 years of relevant experience post doc/industry in developing agricultural crops of importance. Working with Genetically modified crops will be most preferable.
Familiarity with biosafety and Environmental Risk Assessment requirements for transgenic crops and knowledgeable with CODEX and OECD guidelines for GMOs.
Familiarity with processes for product (crop) development and commercialization
Superior writing and oral communication skills with a particular ability to translate scientific concepts into language easily understood by the nonscientist.
Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to attend to detail and work independently.
Self-starter who can work under pressure, manage multiple projects and details, meet inflexible deadlines on own initiative and find creative solutions to problems.
Knowledge in project management and administration will be helpful.