Hiring a Temporary Research Assistant for Alternative Crops and Organics

Are you interested in a fun job working outside conducting research on a wide variety of crops? This is a six month position in western North Carolina. Applications being accepted now.  Here is the job description. You must apply online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/21362.

Position:   Temporary Research Assistant
Wages:      $10-$12/hr
Position #: 11ASO28
Location:   Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NC
Min Experience and Education:  Must have a high school degree (or equivalent) and two years relevant experience.
Required Skills: Must have experience with Word and Excel and basic computer photo managment.
Preferred Experiences, Skills, Training and Education: Some experience working on a commercial farm, assisting with field research, and knowledge of medicinal and native plants would be very useful. The ability and desire to work hard outdoors for long periods of time in all kinds of weather is needed. Individual must be detail oriented for reliable data collection. Individual should be comfortable talking with people at field days and grower meetings. Good photography skills are a plus. Individual will be expected to drive a full-size state pickup truck with manual transmission. Some use of personal vehicle will be expected, with reimbursement for mileage. Office duties will include electronic filing of photographs, entering data into Excel spreadsheets, preparing materials for displays and meetings, ordering supplies, and interacting with cooperators via phone and email. Must have a good driving record. Must be self starter, be able to make independent decisions, work as part of a team, and be very efficient.
To apply:  Include a cover letter and resume and apply on line at  https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/21362
Job Open Until:  April 15, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is found.
Proposed Hire Date:  May 1, 2013
AA/EOE: AA/EEO In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring 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 verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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