Headquartered at NC State University with regional offices throughout the country, the IR-4 Project team is made up of highly-skilled professionals in a wide variety of fields who all have a common mission: to facilitate regulatory approval of sustainable pest management technology for specialty crops and specialty uses to promote public wellbeing.

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Headquarters Positions (Location: NC State University)

Environmental Horticulture Program Manager

The IR-4 Project Environmental Horticulture Program (EHP) Manager position will be tasked with coordinating research and pesticide (bio-based and chemical) registration activities on non-food, ornamental plant species within the IR-4 Project. This position will be based at the IR-4 Headquarters office at NC State University. Specifically, this position will direct the following areas:

    • The establishment of research priorities via a biennial stakeholder priority-setting workshop
    • The establishment of the annual research program including the development of research protocols, working with Regional Field Coordinators to identify research cooperators; and assisting research cooperators and other stakeholders with questions involving research.
    • Interface with representatives from registrants, trade associations, and regulatory agencies.
    • Critically review results of field trials, and assess if there is adequate data to support regulatory actions and/or use recommendations. Summarize outcomes and transmit findings to cooperating registrants, other stakeholders, and IR-4 Management.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is aligned with IR-4’s mission to facilitate regulatory approval of sustainable pest management technology for specialty crops including ornamental crops and other environmental horticulture uses. Learn more about the key duties and qualifications for this role via the job posting (linked directly below).

View the job posting and apply here!

Other Positions (regional and local IR-4 openings, as well as positions with affiliate organizations)

Regional Field Coordinator – Location: IR-4 Southern Region, University of Florida in Gainesville, FL

The IR-4 Southern Region office at the University of Florida seeks a Regional Field Coordinator (Research Coordinator III). This role involves developing, managing, and coordinating field research programs, including field trials in pesticide residue, product performance, bio-pesticides, integrated solutions, and environmental horticulture projects. The incumbent will assign field trials associated with IR-4-funded research to field researchers, distribute research protocols, track progress, and ensure quality data are submitted to IR-4 Headquarters. The Regional Field Coordinator will engage stakeholders in IR-4’s regional work, including growers, commodity associations/grower groups, Cooperative Extension Agents & Specialists, Agriculture Experiment Station researchers, and others connected with pest management in specialty/minor uses. Other outreach and management responsibilities are involved as well. 

View the full job posting and apply!