Posting Number PG191281EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Research Scholar - Horticultural Science
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm (or as research requires)
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Horticultural Science
About the Department
People depend on plants for food, environmental aesthetics, and recreation. No
matter where you live, work or play, what we do touches your life. Our faculty
and students conduct cutting-edge research that increases the quality and
variety of fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants available to consumers
worldwide. We are experts in the science, art, technology, and business of
growing plants. And the demand for our services is growing. Whether through
hands-on instruction in our greenhouses, field labs, or community gardens, our
work ensures the economic and environmental sustainability for horticulture
across the state, the nation, and the world.
Essential Job Duties
The Research Scholar will independently manage field and greenhouse pesticide
residue research studies in a diversity of fruit and vegetable crops which
will be conducted under the mandated Federal guidelines of GLP (Good
Laboratory Practices). The Research Scholar will be collaborative with the
national IR-4 program, the University of Florida, and other land grant
universities. This position will be heavily involved in conducting magnitude-
of-residue trials in specialty crops. GLP studies are conducted under strict
guidelines dictated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The incumbent will be responsible for every aspect of studies that will be
conducted, including field planning and design, Standard Operating Procedures
(SOP) compliance with EPA (develop, follow), securing and maintaining
equipment and product associated with studies, being authors on reports,
publications, and presenting results to growers and to grower related groups.
The incumbent will also have responsibilities for maintaining the archives of
IR-4 related data, as mandated by law. In addition, efficacy trials on
occasion will be conducted.
The Research Scholar will work with growers on determining their needs for
registration or re-registration of pesticides for use on their specialty crop
pests. This position will be in the Department of Horticultural Science and
will collaborate with faculty in the department and other departments. This
position is a part of the Pest Management Team for food crops in the
Department of Horticultural Science.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Other Required Qualifications
Ability to design, implement, conduct residue studies according to good
laboratory practice (GLP).
Must be highly organized and capable of documentation of all activities
associated with studies, and possess the skill to archive all study
In addition, good organizational, written and verbal skills are critical
in communicating every aspect of the studies.
Understanding and ability to apply pesticides accurately.
Training in EPA's mandatory Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
Training in a pesticide-related field (Weed Science, Entomology, Plant
Pathology) and specialty food crops production.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License or ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.
Valid NC pesticide license or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of
Valid NC Driver's License required Yes
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 10/11/2021
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach a Cover Letter, CV, and the contact information for three (3)
Position Number 00108851
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 111501 - Horticultural Science
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals
with disabilities requiring disability-related 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. Degree(s) must
be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive
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employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
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How did you learn of this opportunity?
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If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have, or will you have by the start date, a relevant Ph.D.?
Please describe your understanding and ability to apply pesticides accurately.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have a current, valid NC pesticide applicator's license or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire?
Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
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Contact Information for References