Tools to Resolve Environmental Impacts And Treatment Resistance in Sea Lice – 2 (TREAT2)
Novartis Animal Health Inc., Canada (NAH), was successful in obtaining an Atlantic Innovation Fund (round IX) project grant (TREAT2) to begin in November/December 2012. This project seeks to develop tools (molecular, statistical and therapeutic) to reduce the environmental and economic impacts of sea lice and to the aquaculture industry. NAH is seeking applications from qualified individuals to provide management for the project and would be based at AVC-UPEI, where the majority of the work is being carried out, and the Lead investigator is located. The successful applicant will report directly to the Lead investigator, Dr. Mark Fast.
Administration and monitoring of the TREAT2 budgets and provide project management and development leadership in collaboration with the project leader, aligned AVC, UVic, and UGuelph faculty, AVC and Novartis staff, and UPEI administrators. Facilitate meeting project deadlines and reporting requirements by collating information into reports in appropriate formats for sponsors. TREAT2 has multiple sponsors with simultaneous, but different, reporting requirements and this position will have responsibility for keeping appropriate records to provide the necessary administrative summaries. The manager will oversee the day to day accounting and administrative duties of the project and also ensure that project requirements are satisfied through the following actions:
• Coordination with members of the research team, UPEI’s administrative officials, industry and academic collaborators, and funding agencies;
• Maintaining project budgets and accounts;
• Working with technical manager to compile and submit quarterly and annual reports;
• Tracking research progress with respect to project milestones;
• Ensuring that all research activity is in compliance with University policies and procedures;
• Assisting the principle investigator to obtain additional funding for research activities;
• Assisting the principle investigator in project design and project publications
The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a MSc in a biological science field plus several years in experience in the field of project management. A BBA (degree in Business Administration) or MBA (Masters in Business Administration) would be a definite asset. Equivalent qualifications and experience will be considered.
A working knowledge of the regional aquaculture industry is also required. The ideal candidate’s previous work experience will demonstrate:
• Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills;
• Ability to manage people;
• Capacity to manage schedules, budgets, procurement, record-keeping, planning and reporting requirements of a complex project;
• Familiarity with federal accountability protocols;
• Experience in collaborative scientific environments.