Temporary Field/Lab/Greenhouse Assistant

Job description

Posting Number:


Position Number:


Position Type:


Essential Job Duties:

Summer research assistants will be involved with research focused on weed management strategies in vegetable and small fruit cropping systems. Areas of research include exploring diversified strategies such as cover crops, variety selection, crop and weed competition, herbicide efficacy and crop tolerance. The research contributes to sustainable agriculture and other innovative developments in weed science and crop protection.
Responsibilities of the summer research assistant are to help graduate students initiate and complete their research trials. This includes planting and harvesting the crop, laying out the research trials, collecting data (and learning to analyze and interpret the student’s own data from his/her trial), utilizing special equipment such as planters and graders, and maintaining the field plots. Some greenhouse and lab work may take place depending on the nature of the projects in place.

Is Time Limited:


Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC


Horticultural Science

Classification Title:

Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional

Working Title:

Temporary Field/Lab/Greenhouse Assistant

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 6am start time for field work days, end times vary

Other Work/Responsibilities:


Minimum Experience/Education:

-High School Diploma or equivalent
-Horticulture, Crop and Soil Science, Agroecology, Plant Biology, other plant science-related or agriculture major

Department Required Skills:

-Must be willing to perform strenuous manual labor
-Work in a variety of weather conditions
-Ability to work as part of a team

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

-An interest to learn how to conduct field based research

Required License or Certification:

-Valid Driver’s License

Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Anticipated Hiring Range:


Job Open Date:


Quick Link:



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 www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time