Temp Research Assistant/Intern II

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This is a temporary position in CASTLE HAYNE, NC, near WILMINGTON. Please do not apply unless you live near
CASTLE HAYNE, NC or are willing to commute on a daily basis.

Part time research interns are needed to help in all aspects of blueberry breeding research. The interns will work in the
greenhouse and shade house to help maintain healthy plants, inventory, harvest, collect data, perform pollinations, transplant seedlings and rooted cuttings, prune, weed, and fertilize. Field work will include planting, harvesting, and data collection. Laboratory work includes maintaining the tissue culture lab, making media, transferring cultures onto new media, and sticking explants for rooting.

Schedule is largely flexible between 7am to 6pm weekdays and will range from 10-20 hours per week from September through March, and 20+ hours per week from April to August.

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Castle Hayne, NC


Horticultural Science

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Temp Research Assistant/Intern II

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Flexible between 7am-6pm weekdays

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Minimum Experience/Education:

-Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Department Required Skills:

-Willingness to comply with all NCSU COVID-19 safety expectations such as face coverings,
social distancing, etc.
-Ability to lift at least 40 pounds
-Willingness to work in hot, humid, muggy conditions
-Ability to perform redundant tasks with care and to completion
-Attention to detail
-Excellent fine motor skills
-Knowledge in plant care
-Knowledge using laboratory equipment such as scales, balances and autoclaves
-Experience with the use and calibration of pH meters
-Knowledge with making dilutions
-Experience with Aseptic techniques

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Required License or Certification:

-Valid Driver’s License

Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


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Posted: 11/6/2020
Application Due: 2/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time