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Director of research, extension & innovation / Member of the Board of Directors

We are offering an exciting management position, in which you can engage in the development of sustainable agricultural systems and demonstrate your ability to be innovative and visionary while keeping in mind the challenges facing agriculture and society.

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Frick, Switzerland, is one of the world's leading research institutes for organic agriculture with international representations in 4 European countries and about 200 employees. FiBL's strengths are inter- and transdisciplinary research, joint innovations with farmers and the food industry, solution-oriented development projects and rapid knowledge transfer from research to advisory services and practice. Within the framework of the newly defined board of directors consisting of three executive officers, we have been commissioned to find a

Director of research, extension & innovation / Member of the Board of Directors

Reporting directly to the Foundation Council, you will manage the strategic and content-related orientation of the organisation, which includes 7 departments and around 170 employees. Your responsibilities will include internal and external communications, overall scientific coordination and maintaining an overview of all departments. You will also be responsible for innovation management, ensuring the organisation is goal-oriented, and evaluating existing processes in order to sustainably increase efficiency. Your work will also include active participation in national and international expert committees and meetings as well as building relationships for the successful procurement of financial resources for basic funding, research and advisory services. As a member of the directorate, you will also share responsibility for the further development of FiBL.

For this versatile position, you hold a Ph.D. in natural sciences, have a strong scientific record as well as several years of management experience at the executive level. You have broad expertise in food systems, you see yourself as a person who fosters a practice-oriented approach and has a strong ability to think and act in an integrated and economic way. In the delicate area between scientific excellence and practicality, you act with confidence and represent FiBL on the national and international level. With your empathetic nature and your outward confidence, you are a manager with integrity who also appreciates working together with others. Excellent communication skills in at least two national languages and in English are required.

Are you familiar with the Swiss agricultural system and would you like to apply your knowledge in a targeted manner? Then we look forward to receiving your complete application (PDF file).


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