G&A Partners

  • Head of In Vitro Entomology

    Job Locations US-IL-Champaign
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    For over 20 years, G&A Partners has been helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses, take better care of their employees, and enjoy a higher quality of life by providing proven HR solutions and technology.


    G&A Partners is partnering with Genective, a technology joint venture of two leading global seed companies, who is looking for a Head of In Vitro Entomology to join their dynamic team in Champaign, IL.



    The Head of In Vitro Entomology Screening has the opportunity of building their team in a dynamic and informal environment.This positions’ expertise is instrumental to achieve technical and scientific goals as the team ramps up. Strong leadership skills will also support excellence in swift delivery of scientific results of the highest rigor and standard for rapid decision making.


    • Build dedicated in vitro entomology screening team.
    • Demonstrate passion and leadership to bring the in vitro screening team together and as part of the global Genective team, building a strong team culture based on high sense of individual value.
    • Become an active member of the research leadership to promote continuous improvement by challenging status quo and develop innovative sample screening process.
    • Contribute to infuse energy and passion throughout the research activities.
    • Develop and maintain high performance standards for the In vitro entomology team.
    • Identify agile and innovative solutions to scientific problems through teamwork and design action driven solutions.
    • Accountable for scientific rigor of in vitro entomology data package to support sound decision making.
    • Design and execute entomology in vitro screening thriving for high throughput production of reliable and robust data for decision making.
    • Analyze data and communicate concise results for decision making.



    Competency Statement:

    • Communication - Conveys verbal and written information using effective techniques and approaches that promote clarity, teamwork, and efficiency, and that reflect the company's core values.
    • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
    • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
    • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
    • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
    • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
    • Empathetic - Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.
    • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
    • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
    • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
    • Dependability - Takes responsibility for own actions; completed assignments in an ethical and mature manner.
    • Team building – Ability to bring team members together in achieving common goals
    • Scientific excellence – thriving for producing reliable and robust scientific data to enable decision fast and sound decision making.


    • MS or PhD in entomology; experience with corn pests is a strong plus.


    • Minimum of 3-7 years of experience in leading entomology in vitro screening efforts.
    • Familiarity with Insect Resistance Management is a plus.
    • Proficiency with MS office or similar. Familiar with statistical analysis software and data presentation software. (SpotFire is a plus)
    • Must have excellent written, communication, and presentation skills, with excellent time and program management skills.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and agile environment.


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