Summer Research Assistant Position Open at Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, NC

THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED. There is a temporary summer support position open at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, NC. This position will provide support to the research station staff in conducting a wide variety of agricultural research projects. This is a manual labor position. Duties will include planting, harvesting, weeding, mowing, hoeing, data collection, and other tasks as assigned. This is an extended summer position that will start in May and run through at least August and maybe as long as October.
The person in this position will often assist with the projects of the NC Alternative Crops and Organics Program. This year those will include projects on tomatoes, peppers, and cucurbits in the Certified Organic Research Unit, a small Biodynamic study, and truffles. This is not an "organic position" so the person will also work with crops that are treated with conventional pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides.
The work hours are 7:30am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Applicants must have a high school diploma (or the equivalent).  We are looking for individuals with knowledge of and experience with practical farm operations. One growing season of related farm or agricultural research support experience is preferred.The applicant must be willing and able to work outside for prolonged periods of time in all kinds of weather conditions, be able to carry out tasks with limited supervision, and be able to lift up to 75 pounds on a routine and continual basis.
The anticipated hourly pay rate is $10 per hour. The position will report to the research station superintendent. The only way to apply for this position is online through the NC State University hiring system. PLEASE do not call or email us with questions about this position; just apply! (Sorry, don't want to be mean, but we often get overwhelmed with inquiries on these temporary positions and we just don't have the time to respond during this busy time of year). To apply, go HERE. The position number is 11ASO606.

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