Research Scholar- GIS Analyst

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Vacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleResearch Scholar- GIS AnalystSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with experiencePosition Number00107805Work ScheduleMonday- Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; additional hours as neededFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department113810 - Integrated Pest Mgmt-ResearchDepartmentIntegrated Pest Mgmt-ResearchJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Pest Management (NSFCIPM) was established in 1991 to serve a lead role in technology development, program implementation, training, and public awareness for IPM at the state, regional, and national level. NSFCIPM fosters the development and implementation of pest management programs. NSF CIPM is an Industry / University Cooperative Research Center, which works to support and further Integrated Pest Management through the evaluation of emerging technologies, information management and dissemination, environmental stewardship, estimation of economic consequences, resistance management tools and systems, and integration of disciplinary expertise. The Center manages grants programs for the USDA, develops regional and national priorities through workshops and stakeholder meetings, and develops and maintains large databases and database applications for USDA, EPA, and Ministries of Agriculture in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Essential Job Duties

As a Research Scholar, this position will engage in research in support of USDA/APHIS/PPQ and CIPM cooperative agreements related to the spatial analytics of alien species with application to early warning systems for phytosanitary activities. The successful applicant will design and conduct quantitative spatial analyses to discover trends and patterns of alien invasive plant species. This position will focus on spatial data gathering and processing, spatial mapping, statistical analyses to assist pest risk assessments to determine the likelihood of new pest introduction and establishment in the United States.

In addition, this GIS Analyst will be required to understand and expand the knowledge base of the spatial analytic framework for pest forecast called SAFARIS. Additional opportunities in the areas of pest risk analysis, international trade regulation, and invasive/endangered species interactions may be available for highly qualified applicants.

Individual will be required to work with others in a team environment.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Present research findings at professional meetings and to extend these findings to key stakeholders.

Minimum Education/Experience

Ph.D degree or relevant terminal degree.

Departmental Required Skills

Ability to be inclusive and work well with others in a team environment.

Ability to conduct spatial statistical analyses.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Ph.D (or relevant terminal degree) in entomology, plant pathology, biology, or related fields.

2+ years of experience in Geospatial Analytics.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

In addition to your application, please upload the following documents:
1) Cover Letter
2) Resume/CV
3) Contact information for professional references

Job Open Date10/10/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date11/01/2019AA/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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] 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 equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have (or will have by date of hire) a Ph.D (or relevant terminal degree) in entomology, plant pathology, biology or related fields?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 10/12/2019
    Application Due: 3/28/2020
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