Primary Purpose of Position
The successful candidate will have responsibility for establishing and managing experiments and conducting laboratory, greenhouse and field research at the university research farm as well as on farmers’ fields. Investigations will involve the production of industrial hemp in North Carolina. Ability to work with small growers. Under the direction of the PI plan and organize experiments and logistics, data collection, and data analysis; interpretation of the results, producing summary reports in MS Word and summary presentations using MS PowerPoint; assist in writing quarterly research reports, annual research project summaries. Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journal. Requires good oral communication skills.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The mission of the College of Agriculture and Environmental and Science (CAES) is provide opportunities for individuals for diverse backgrounds to achieve excellence, through intellectual and technological advancements, in the food, agricultural environmental and life sciences that will cultivate and enhance their potential for global leadership, productivity and competitiveness. The goals for the SAES are three-fold: (1) Provide learning experiences through which students gain-in-depth competencies- knowledge and skills-which will ensure their success in the changing work environment, and improve the quality of life for the citizens of our community, state and nation, (2) Enhance, expand and integrate quality teaching, research, extension and global outreach, and (3) Strengthen the integration and use of effective cutting edge information and technologies
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Master’s or Bachelor’s degree preferably in Entomology, Crop Science, Plant Pathology, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience. Experience in pest management research, data analysis and reporting, and communication skills are essential
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.