Research Assistant

Location
Raleigh
Posted
May 02, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106316

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering supports the land-grant mission of NC State University. It provides engineering leadership in the development and dissemination of knowledge related to the efficient utilization of biological and agricultural systems and to the preservation and management of natural resources.

Essential Job Duties: The Research Assistant position will assist faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of lab and field experiments, as well as monitor stations in the field. The position will be responsible for the design and program of electronic control systems. The position will construct specialized monitoring equipment to be used by lab staff and students. The position will assist faculty and staff in running preliminary research data analysis. The position will assist in the review and writing of research results for journal articles, as well as assist with presenting research results at meetings and professional scientific and engineering conferences, and will also be included as co-author on scientific publications.

Minimum Education/Experience: * Post-Baccalaureate degree in an engineering field or closely related discipline, or a Bachelor's degree in engineering field with a least 3 years of relevant experience.

Department Required Skills: * Knowledge of electronic circuit design and control systems programing (such as Arduino microcontrollers, raspberry pi, or Campbell data loggers) that are routinely used to control hydrological apparatus. * Prepare tables, figures, and illustrations of the research data, throughout the data analysis protocol. * Must be capable of using all manners of shop tools, wood, Plexiglas, and metal working, and have a competent knowledge of hardware applications.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Experience in the area of water resources management (natural and man-made treatment systems to treat excess nutrients in streams, rivers, wetlands and nurseries), including field work and equipment monitoring.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: *A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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