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May 7, 2019 May 17, 2019 Managing Director for the DivSeek International Network (DIN) Residence may be in Canada or elsewhere, but candidates must be eligible to legally work in Canada, or must obtain a work visa, if required.

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Job Title: Managing Director for the DivSeek International Network (DIN)


Date Posted: May 7, 2019


Apply By: May 17, 2019


Location: Residence may be in Canada or elsewhere, but candidates must be eligible to legally work in Canada, or must obtain a work visa, if required.


Description: DivSeek International Network (DIN) is a community-driven effort that aims to encourage and support the development of a vibrant, global plant genetic resources (PGR) community by developing and sharing resources, capabilities, ideas and best practices to empower gene bank managers, breeders, researchers and farmers to better characterize, disseminate and utilize plant genetic variation to improve the productivity, quality and sustainable production of food and agricultural products around the world. DIN has multi-year financial support from the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) located at the University of Saskatchewan, Genome Canada and Genome Prairie.

The Managing Director will act as the senior executive lead for DIN; will manage its activities with the support of the Board of Directors and the Members to ensure that the DIN’s strategic objectives are achieved; will be the primary contact person for DIN Member organizations and will have full authority in the overall administration, management and coordination of DIN activities and budgets. The Managing Director will oversee the effective utilization of the DIN’s financial resources to support existing operations and activities and will be actively involved in raising funds to expand operations and activities.


Required Qualifications: PhD or advanced degree in a field related to plant sciences, international agriculture, or computer and information sciences with experience in biological information management.


Preferred Qualifications: For the full list of responsibilities and qualifications see the official announcement at http://bit.ly/DivSeekDirector2019


Application Instructions: Interested candidates are asked to forward an electronic resume and cover letter (one PDF file) by email to humanresources@genomeprairie.ca with the subject "DivSeek Managing Director". No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until May 17, 2019 or until a successful candidate has been identified. We thank all applicants for their interest, and note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Extra: For more information see the full announcement at http://bit.ly/DivSeekDirector2019