Harvesting Ju Hua, a Chinese Medicinal Herb
JOB TITLE: Research Program Assistant
POSITION: Research Program Assistant (Position # 62418)
POSITION LOCATION: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills
River, North Carolina 28759
SALARY: $30,000 with full benefits, including health
insurance (*this is an EPA position)
JOB OPEN DATE: April 30, 2012 or until suitable candidate is found
DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: until a suitable candidate is identified.
PROPOSED HIRE DATE: May 2012
This is a time-limited, full-time position for 30 to 36 months contingent upon
available funding and satisfactory performance. It will be the responsibility
of this employee to help develop and implement a new research initiative on
medicinal herbs. This will entail
supervision of a graduate student and temporary seasonal workers. This employee will also be responsible for
providing major support for the outreach component of this faculty member’s
program. This will include redesigning
and maintaining websites and blogs, posting on various social media platforms,
writing media releases, and maintaining listservs. The employee will help write, edit, and
publish scientific publications on a wide range of research projects. This position will also provide assistance with
other projects in the program, e.g., field work, assistance with trainings, and
organizing workshops and conferences.
Current projects are focused on Chinese medicinal herbs, woodland
botanicals, Echinacea, hops, truffles, organic vegetable production, broccoli,
heirloom tomatoes, non-timber forest products, and high tunnels. The position
will be housed at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension
Center in Mills River, NC.
QUALIFICATIONS: The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in a
related field, although a master’s degree is preferred. Applicant should have published at least one
refereed scientific paper, be a prolific writer of popular press type articles
either online and/or in print, and be experienced with website design. Some horticultural research experience is
necessary. Experience with medicinal
herbs and organic agriculture is highly desirable. Excellent organizational,
interpersonal, computer, and writing skills are required. Applicant should
enjoy and be comfortable with communicating with a diverse group of people on
the phone, one on one, and in front of groups. The applicant should be capable
of producing and giving professional reports and presentations. The applicant
must be willing to travel across North Carolina. Travel will sometimes include
evenings and on weekends. The applicant must be capable of doing all the
described activities with a minimum of supervision.
APPLICATIONS: Applicants should apply through the NC State
University Job site at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/ . Search for the position under
“Horticultural Science” or Position #62418 Applicants should include a cover letter that
details one’s interest, experience, and qualifications relating to this
position; a curriculum vita; unofficial copies of transcripts (if last degree
was obtained within the past ten years); and names and contact information for
three references. When that process is
completed, please send an email to Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu
stating that you have submitted an application.
To learn more about the program of Dr. Jeanine
Davis, visit http://ncherb.org. You can access her other websites, blog,
Facebook, and Twitter accounts from there.
*Exempt from State Personnel Act
NC State University is an Equal Opportunity
and Affirmative Action Employer. NC State welcomes all persons without regard
to sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in
the application process should contact the above listed individual.
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