Research Scholar - Horticultural Science

North Carolina State University

United States

November 11, 2021

Description

Posting Details 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.

Other Responsibilities

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Relevant P.h.D.
  • 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 documents.
  • In addition, good organizational, written and verbal skills are critical in communicating every aspect of the studies.
  • Understanding and ability to apply pesticides accurately.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 hire.
  • 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) professional references.

    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 AA/EEO

    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 workatncstate@ncsu.edu. 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 credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Monster.com
  • CareerBuilder.com
  • InsideHigherEd.com
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • 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.?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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