|Date of posting here||December 09, 2011|
|Type of position||Industry. Under the direction and periodic review of the Director of Research and Regulatory Affairs, the Aquatic Technology and Market Development Specialist is responsible for research, development, and technical support of SePRO products and product concepts in the Western United States and for developing market opportunities in the Central U.S. territory.|
|Description of Employer||SePRO Corporation is a research based life sciences company focused on the specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries. SePRO is based out of Carmel, IN with a dedicated research facility in Whitakers, NC (SePRO Reserach and Technology Campus)|
|Location||Western – U.S.|
|Salary||Commensurate with experience|
|Closing date of competition||January 30th, 2012|
|Date position available||1Q 2012|
|Description of duties||
The Aquatic Technology and Market Development Specialist is expected to travel predominately in the Western U.S. to support sales and research activities, and will involve some national travel. It is expected that trials will be established in the field, with research cooperators, and at the SePRO Research and Technology Campus (Whitakers, NC), and presentations will be made at scientific and professional society meetings to highlight ongoing development activities at national and regional meetings. This position also will coordinate activities with the Director of Aquatic Business.
|Qualifications sought||Technical and Functional Knowledge/Skill Abilities – At a minimum, a M.S. in a scientific discipline related to Weed Science, and experience with applied research is required. Candidates with a Ph.D. and experience with aquatic weed management are preferred. Applicant should have good computer skills, including proficiency in excel, word, powerpoint, sharepoint, SigmaPlot, and other related programs. Personal characteristics of initiative, drive, organization, and attention to detail are important. Candidate should possess excellent verbal, written and listening skills to manage technical issues pertaining to technical recommendations, and have the ability to manage changing priorities and multiple projects at one time. The desirable individual is innovative and able to work within a budget.Human Relations – The position requires good communication skills as there is continuous interaction with marketing/sales personnel, research cooperators, and within the R&D department. The ability to communicate with pesticide applicators, end-users, and regulatory personnel and maintain excellent professional relationships are equally important. Therefore, good interpersonal skills of both written and oral communication are desired. Additionally, due to the workload required and the relatively small numbers of people involved, the position requires flexibility in thinking and action to accomplish given tasks and goals.
Natures of thinking – Problems are generally technical in nature. Technical problems are largely non-repetitive and usually urgent and business imperative.
Freedom to Act – Research and Development strategies are agreed upon at the SePRO Management Level with input from others within the organization. The work needed to implement these strategies and other R&D responsibilities is carried out with minimal, but routine consultation with supervision. Freedom to set workload and time requirements are permissible with agreed upon permission by supervision, but must meet project goal timeframes.
Impact – Results are measurable in meeting timelines and resultant impact on meeting R&D goals and strategies as well as those of the business. The individual has a direct impact on results and on success and growth of the organization.
||Resume, letter of application, and transcripts (if appropriate)|
||Tyler J. Koschnick, Ph.D.
Director, Research and Regulatory Affairs SePRO Corporation
11550 N. Meridian St., Ste. 600
Carmel, IN 46032