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Department: 110313 - IR-4 Project
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Study Director position will report directly to the IR-4 Executive Director. This position will be an integral part of the IR-4 Unit. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Independent Project Development (30%): Provide technical direction of IR-4 Magnitude of the Residue Studies that are performed by cooperating university and governments scientists at various locations throughout North America. All aspects of the study must follow the provisions of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Good Laboratory Practice (Chapter 40- Code of Federal Regulations, Part 160) regulations. Specific duties include development of approx. 10 national research protocols (study plans) annually for IR-4 Project sanctioned studies. Responsible to draft and develop protocols after extensive consultation with owners of the products, study scientists and IR-4 Project biologists. Must be able to balance needs of stakeholder suggestions in the development of the final product. Protocols must be prepared and authorized well in advance of target dates for research.
Project Coordination (30%): Direct and manage approx. 30 on-going IR-4 sponsored residue studies in various phases of completion. An average an IR-4 residue study involves seven field trials and one analytical phase performed at various research facilities. This means that Study Director is responsible to direct the research of 240 research projects. As autonomous director of the projects, must assist scientists to successfully plan, conduct, and report on IR-4 sponsored research with a chemical and bio-based pesticides on specialty crops. Must promptly evaluate and approve all proposed modifications from the authorized research protocol. Must keep track to status of active studies, including knowledge when critical phases of research are planned/performed, when residue samples are shipped to the analytical laboratory, when samples are analyzed by the laboratory and when research reports are received. Communicate with numerous individuals to maintain involvement in all facets of the research. Also responsible to critically review and scientifically assess the data/data reports associated with the studies in a timely manner to ensure that the research was performed appropriately and according to protocol. Review includes the test substance application rates, application timing of the test substance collection of adequate residue samples, and appropriate storage of samples before and during shipping to the laboratory, review of the analytical data including the analytical summary report. All findings of the Quality Assurance unit must be promptly address.
Data package development (30%): Independently develop approx. 10
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