This is a full time position to support IFT’s science
and policy initiatives. The position:
Serves as the principal scientific and technical resource/content
leader for key scientific projects and activities related to food
Serves as principal point of contact for FDA and other food safety
related grant and contract work including agency interaction, panels
of experts, and internal functional groups for the purposes of
administration and overall management.
Serve as the “go-to” technical expert on food safety related issues.
Directs and manages all grant and contract work related to food
safety. May also serve as Project Director, or oversees Project
Successfully completes all components of grant and contract work
including regular status reports, technical content and final written
Develops responses to requests for proposals from government agencies
and other organizations, ensuring that scientific and technical
issues are thoroughly addressed, and that budgets and timelines are
Identifies outreach mechanisms to promote contract work to diverse
groups of stakeholders.
Develops effective working relationships and activities with
government agencies, science-based alliances and coalitions, and
other professional/scientific/public/trade organizations consistent
with the goals and objectives of IFT’s Strategic Plan and with the
objective of raising the visibility and scientific/professional
profile of IFT.
in generating recommendations on science policy initiatives worthy of
attention and offers guidance on the appropriate role of IFT in
science policy leadership, support, liaison and networking.
Assists in the development of communications vehicles including:
providing written and oral science-based counsel and analyses to
Congress, regulatory agencies and other key stakeholder groups, responses
to Federal Register notice and comment to proposed rules/regulations,
calls for nominations to advisory boards/committees/councils,
developing position papers/issue briefs/white papers, participating
in Congressional educational briefings, etc.
Actively participates in the ongoing administration of related
volunteer panels, task forces, work groups, etc. and participates in
IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo. May serve as course director or
faculty for IFT short courses, webinars, and other scientific and
Actively support IFT website and web community by responding to
member inquiries and posting useful information.
in conjunction with other staff from Science and Policy Initiatives,
Marketing & Communications, Knowledge and Learning, and other
areas to work collaboratively on projects.
including the ability to occasionally attend evening and weekend meetings,
for extended periods of time
to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other office
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