Nat’l Ctr for Food Safety & Tech – Summit, IL
National Center for Food Safety and
Technology | Summit IL 60501 United States | posted
The Illinois Institute of Technology's National Center for Food Safety and
Technology (NCFST), is seeking a director. Founded in 1988, NCFST is a unique
food research consortium of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center
for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Illinois Institute of
Technology (IIT), and the food industry. NCFST was established to provide a
collaborative environment where scientists from industry, academia, and
government can pool their scientific expertise and institutional perspectives
to ensure the production of safe and nutritious food.
NCFST has a staff of 90, a facility with laboratories including select agent
facilities, 55,000 sq. ft. of pilot plant space, and an extensive library.
NCFST in cooperation with the FDA also operates a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3)
laboratory and biocontainment pilot plant. NCFST's biochemistry and nutrition
laboratory and Clinical Nutrition Research Center support the nutrition and
health promoting foods research platform. NCFST also houses IIT's graduate
program in food safety and technology and food processing engineering,
offering masters and certificate programs.
The selection committee is looking for a candidate with an international
scientific reputation in food safety and technology as well as a proven
ability to lead a multi-stakeholder research organization. The ideal
applicant will have a PhD and broad experience working across academia,
industry, government, exhibit outstanding communication skills, and
demonstrate an ability to establish partnerships and relationships with a
broad spectrum of related organizations and stakeholders. Other key skill
sets include a commitment to excellence, results, and people, a collaborative
style, and seasoned leadership and management experience, including budget
management. Candidates should demonstrate a flexible and forward-looking
leadership style. Experience with communicating complex scientific and
regulatory issues to the media, government and other stakeholders will be an
advantage. The position also includes an opportunity for a suitable candidate
to become a faculty member with the Illinois Institute of Technology.
For more information about the director position (including selection
criteria and key responsibilities) and the National Center, please visit the
For more information about IIT, visithttp://www.iit.edu.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their experience and
qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names and
contact information of at least three references. Application materials
should be submitted electronically to NCFST's Director of Operations,
Catherine Nnoka, at email@example.com.
Review of submissions will start immediately and continue until the position
Questions and inquiries should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr.
Darsh Wasan, Vice President-International Affairs and Motorola Chair
Professor in Chemical Engineering, IIT at 312.567.3001 (direct line),
312.479.3002 (cell/mobile), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illinois Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity