Research Assistant

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Jul 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106338

Primary Function of Organization Unit: Crop & Soil Sciences is a Department with diverse disciplines that encompass research, extension and teaching related to soil science and theory and the genetic improvement, production and utilization of agronomic and turf-grass crops. Research in basic and applied science and the engagement and technology transfer to public and private sector practitioners.

Essential Job Duties: This position is needed to support two programs within the Crop & Soil Sciences department. This will be a support role for the Official Variety Testing (OVT) and Small Grain Programs. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the generation and delivery of specialty crop data (malting barley, grain sorghum, etc) to growers in the state. This will eventually expand to include other specialty crops. The incumbent will evaluate, collect, organize, and analyze data for those trials. They will also be responsible for contributing to peer reviewed and extension publications on malting barley and grain sorghum. They will participate in relevant field days and extension meetings to describe and disseminate that data. The breakdown of responsibilities for each group is as follows: Small Grains - Manage the shop at Reedy Creek, including all associated equipment maintenance and repair. Participate in the design and execution of small grains research projects in the field. OVT - Manage the specialty crops tests (malting barley and grain sorghum). Responsible for equipment maintenance and repair. Participate in the design and execution of OVT trials.

Minimum Education/Experience: BS in Agriculture or biology related field and three or more years experience.

Department Required Skills: Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Master's degree in a plant or pest science discipline.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: North Carolina Commercial Driver's License or ability to obtain within 90 days. NC Pesticide Applicator's License or ability to obtain within 6 months.

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.

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