Temp Researcher

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The Center for IPM is seeking a researcher to acquire, analyze and report data on pests (primarily, exotic pests) of agricultural importance. The individual will engage in research in support of USDA/APHIS/PPQ/PPRA (Plant Pest Risk Analysis) and CIPM cooperative activities related to the collection and analysis of invasive species data with application to early warning systems for plant health. The successful applicant will conduct literature searches on invasive species, manage data and citations, as well as enter the information into a secure database system. This position will focus on expanding the knowledge base of the Global Pest and Disease Database, which in turn assists other projects and applications such as PestLens and New Pest Response Guidelines.

Additional opportunities in the areas of pest risk analysis and international trade regulation may be available for highly qualified applicants.

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Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC



Classification Title:

Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional

Working Title:

Temp Researcher

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

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Minimum Experience/Education:

-Post-Baccalaureate degree required in
agriculture/ecology/environmental management or in a related field (Candidates possessing a Bachelor’s degree inagriculture/ecology/environmental management or in a related field with 3+ years ofrelevant experience will be considered)

Department Required Skills:

-Proficiency to operate computers, Microsoft Word and Excel tools, Adobe Acrobat professional (or similar software programs)
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

-Experience with data management, developing pest risk assessments, or invasive or endangered species management
-Experience in literature searching, data mining, citation management, and invasive or endangered species research
-Superior organizational, analytical and writing skills

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Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


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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.

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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 8/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time