Temporary full-time position with NCSU: near Asheville-working on hops, broccoli, stevia, medicinal herbs...


My staff planting broccoli on May 14.

I have a Research Assistant position open in my program based out of the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC which is about 20 miles south of Asheville and 250 miles west of Raleigh.  The position will report to Dr. Jeanine Davis; see my website for more information on my program. This position will supply general field and office support to a number of projects.  Most of the time will be spent in the field working with medicinal herbs, stevia, broccoli, hops, truffles, and cucurbits. Tasks will include weeding, pruning, training, harvesting, grading, data collection, and general assistance with all aspects of the program. Both organic and conventional crops will be included.  This position is a temporary growing season position that will run from approximately early June through October.
Work Schedule – Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

A high school degree, or its equivalent, is required. 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 do hard manual labor 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 a 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, and interacting with cooperators via phone and email.  Must have a good driving record. Must be a self-starter, reliable, prompt, able to make independent decisions, and work as part of a team.
Anticipated Hiring Range:  $8.50 to $10.50 per hour based on experience.

Proposed Hire Date – June 1, 2015
If you are interested in applying for this position, you must submit your application through the NCSU system. Please do not call or email with questions or send a resume directly to me because we need to treat each applicant and application fairly.
This position can be viewed and applied for HERE or by going to the North Carolina State University Jobs site and looking for position number 11ASO260.

 

 

 

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