Research Scientist Leader & Director (International Goat Research Center - IGRC)

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Oct 10, 2021
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Prairie View A&M University

Research Scientist Leader & Director (International Goat Research Center - IGRC)

Job Title
Research Scientist Leader & Director (International Goat Research Center - IGRC)

Prairie View A&M University

Adloc Cooperative Agriculture And Research Center

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

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Job Description

The College of Agriculture & Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University invites applications from accomplished research scientist in the general areas of animal breeding and genetics, animal reproduction, animal nutrition or closely related with primary emphasis on small ruminants ( goats primarily) to join a team of research scientists/faculty in the general area of goat research. This position is currently a 100 percent research position, there may be opportunities for teaching depending on the needs of the academic program and the interest of the successful candidate). Under the current organizational structure of the College, this position reports to the Executive Associate Director for Research. Under limited supervision, serves as the primary research leader for the International Goat Research Center, conducts and coordinates independent research activities, programs and activities of the Goat Center, develops and implements ongoing research. The selected candidate will be one of several research scientists making up a team of researchers at the International Goat Research Center. In addition to joining a team of faculty/researchers, the successful candidate will become the Unit leader/manager that is expected to lead a team of researchers and staff at the IGRC. The successful candidate for this position must have requisite academic requirements with demonstrated experience in working with small ruminants and demonstrated success in leadership, grantsmanship and scholarship in addition to demonstrated proficiency in research accomplishments. He/she is expected to establish a vigorous research, outreach (and to some extent teaching that is highly recognized and will attract financial support from State, federal and local funding agencies. The successful candidate is expected to maintain requisite certifications appropriate for this position. The expected appointment date for this position is Fall 2021.

This position is funded by a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.


  • Provides leadership and general oversight, management of the IGRC and serve as the primary point of contact. Seeks and secures extramural funding that supports goat research and enhances student experiential learning, also publishes research results in peer-reviewed journals and maintains academic and professional visibility regionally and nationally.
  • Develops and provides leadership and support for the Animal System and International Goat Research Center within the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC).
  • Leads in the development and coordination of an independent research program in animal reproduction, nutrition, health or functional genomics, also identifies and initiates research collaborations with external scientist, and develops technologies that increase animal production efficiency and enhances economic opportunities for limited-resource farmers in Texas and other CAHS clientele.
  • Participates in CAHS outreach programs, including field day, educational programs, youth animal science projects and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also prepares extension publications to reach audiences who can benefit from ongoing research, and distributes surveys to students and faculty.
  • Observes University and CAHS administrative policies to insure full research compliance with mandated training and implementation of the institutional program for animal care and use.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Ph.D. degree in Animal or Biological Science and/or related science.
  • Six (6) years of related experience.
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated success in securing external grants for research projects.
  • Prior leadership experience in research, development, production and analysis is preferred.

Job Closing Date::

  • Open Until Filled

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

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