Temp Field Researcher

North Carolina State University

United States

July 8, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number PG191658TM

Position Number 11ASO1749 Position Type Temporary Essential Job Duties

The Center for IPM is seeking a researcher to acquire, analyze and report data on pests (primarily, exotic pests) of agricultural importance. The individual will engage in research in support of USDA/APHIS/PPQ/PPRA (Plant Pest Risk Analysis) and CIPM cooperative activities related to the collection and analysis of invasive species data with application to early warning systems for plant health. The successful applicant will conduct literature searches on invasive species, manage data and citations, as well as enter the information into a secure database system. This position will focus on expanding the knowledge base of the Global Pest and Disease Database, which in turn assists other projects and applications such as PestLens and New Pest Response Guidelines.

Additional opportunities in the areas of pest risk analysis and international trade regulation may be available for highly qualified applicants.

Is Time Limited No If Yes, Appointment Length

Job City & State Raleigh, NC

Department CIPM

Classification Title Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional

Working Title Temp Field Researcher

Position Information Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Other Work/Responsibilities

n/a

Minimum Experience/Education

-Post-Baccalaureate degree required in agriculture/ecology/environmental management or in a related field (Candidates possessing a Bachelor's degree inagriculture/ecology/environmental management or in a related field with 3+ years ofrelevant experience will be considered)

Department Required Skills

-Proficiency to operate computers, Microsoft Word and Excel tools, Adobe Acrobat professional (or similar software programs) -Excellent oral and written communication skills -Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

-Experience with data management, developing pest risk assessments, or invasive or endangered species management -Experience in literature searching, data mining, citation management, and invasive or endangered species research -Superior organizational, analytical and writing skills

Required License or Certification

n/a

Valid NC Driver's License required? No Commercial Driver's License Required? No

Recruitment Anticipated Hiring Range $19-$21/hr Job Open Date 06/07/2021 Quick Link https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/145085

AA/EOE

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. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www. wes.org or equivalent service. 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
  • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Monster.com
  • CareerBuilder.com
  • InsideHigherEd.com
  • HigherEdJobs.com
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Radio / Television Advertisement
  • Professional Organization
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
  • 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 a post-Baccalaureate degree in agriculture/ecology/environmental management related field? (Candidates possessing a Bachelor's degree in agriculture/ecology/environmental management or in a related field with 3+ years of relevant experience will be considered).
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you proficient with the operation of computers, Microsoft Word and Excel tools, Adobe Acrobat professional (or similar software programs)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have excellent written and verbal communication skills?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have the ability to work independently and as part of a team?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience with data management, developing pest risk assessments, or invasive or endangered species management?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience in literature searching, data mining, citation management, and invasive or endangered species research?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have superior organizational, analytical and writing skills?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you able to communicate effectively?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document (1)
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