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Competitive Research & Education Coordinator

Virginia Sea Grant - Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary

VASG is currently seeking a Competitive Research & Education Coordinator to coordinate with its core leadership and staff, and to work collaboratively with the VASG Director to coordinate VASG competitive funding (fellowships and research) and program development.

This position supports the competitive research and education program’s goals including: managing competitive funding opportunities employing best management practices for promoting inclusion, ensuring compliance with federal and state grants and contract rules and guidance, obtaining the highest quality relevancy and technical reviews, enabling collaborative research partnerships across disciplines and sectors, and fostering the integration of research, education, and outreach to solve pressing coastal problems.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Competitive Research & Education Coordinator coordinates with VASG’s core leadership and staff. The Competitive Research & Education Coordinator administers the competitive research, extension, and other funding opportunities, including annual and unique NOAA National Sea Grant Notifications of Funding Opportunities (NOFO’s). The position also coordinates recruitment with the VASG Communication Center, including developing and implementation strategies to target outreach to historically under-represented audiences and increase applicant pool from under-represented students. Collaborates across the VASG program to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and accessibility (DEIJA) principles.

Competitive Research & Education Coordinator, additionally Co-leads, with VASG’s Program Reporting & Projects Coordinator, the implementation of the eSeaGrant (eSG) online proposal and reporting system, including coordination with the national SG working group, and VASG staff on interface of eSG with VASG’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and website. Leads on the creation of eSG proposal submission templates. Assist the Program Reporting & Projects Coordinator with annual reporting through NOAA’s reporting systems.

Job closes: August 19, 2022.

Professional Development Program Coordinator

Virginia Sea Grant - Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary

We are currently seeking a Professional Development Program Coordinator to enhance the career readiness of our fellows and provide them with long-term competitive advantages in their chosen fields.

Reporting to the Associate Director of VASG, the Professional Development Program Coordinator coordinates with VASG’s core leadership and staff, and works collaboratively with the VASG team and partners and deliver professional development training. The position is charged with the strategic development, direction, integration, coordination, implementation, evaluation, and management of the career and professional development programs and services to VASG applicants, fellows, alumni and mentors.

Core duties will include (but not limited to):
  • Assesses program development needs and current offerings for students and alumni to ensure that VASG is providing unique, highly impactful professional development services.
  • Deploys Individual Development Plans or other intentional, systematic facilitative tactics to promote reflective practice and professional growth among fellows, alumni and mentors.
  • Expands executive coaching and mentoring opportunities for alumni to work with fellows and providing other professional development services for alumni.

Job closes: August 19, 2022.

Assistant Professor of Food Process Engineering

Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center (VSAREC)


The Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Food Process Engineering as part of its Phase II SmartFarm Innovation Network™ faculty cluster hire. The Food Process Engineering position will be located at the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center (VSAREC), in Hampton, Virginia; with tenure home in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. This is a 9-month tenure-track position with appointments in research, extension and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Technology, or related field.
  • Experience in thermal and non-thermal process validation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability for, and commitment to, quality graduate student education, demonstrated publication record, and demonstrated ability to develop and conduct scholarly research, both independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience in machine learning, thermal and non-thermal process validation modeling, as well as process automation is desirable, as is product/process research and development.
  • Experience in food regulation and protection of public health is also desired, as is experience in HACCP, food supply chains, tracking and ID of fresh/processed/packaged products.
  • Demonstrated experience with industry outreach, extension, or education is also beneficial.

Open until filled - Review begins: May 6, 2022

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