Posting Number PG191375TM
Position Number 11ASO1665
Position Type Temporary
Essential Job Duties
Summer research assistants will be involved with research focused on weed
management strategies in vegetable and small fruit cropping systems. Areas of
research include exploring diversified strategies such as cover crops, variety
selection, crop and weed competition, herbicide efficacy and crop tolerance.
The research contributes to sustainable agriculture and other innovative
developments in weed science and crop protection.
Responsibilities of the summer research assistant are to help graduate
students initiate and complete their research trials. This includes planting
and harvesting the crop, laying out the research trials, collecting data (and
learning to analyze and interpret the student's own data from his/her trial),
utilizing special equipment such as planters and graders, and maintaining the
field plots. Some greenhouse and lab work may take place depending on the
nature of the projects in place.
Is Time Limited No
If Yes, Appointment Length
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Department Horticultural Science
Classification Title Temporary-Technical/Paraprofessional
Working Title Temporary Field/Lab/Greenhouse Assistant
Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 6am start time for field work days, end times
-High School Diploma or equivalent
-Horticulture, Crop and Soil Science, Agroecology, Plant Biology, other plant
science-related or agriculture major
Department Required Skills
-Must be willing to perform strenuous manual labor
-Work in a variety of weather conditions
-Ability to work as part of a team
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
-An interest to learn how to conduct field based research
Required License or Certification
-Valid Driver's License
Valid NC Driver's License required? Yes
Commercial Driver's License Required? No
Anticipated Hiring Range $11-$12/hr
Job Open Date 12/01/2021
Quick Link https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/141503
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(Open Ended Question)
Do you have a High School Diploma or Equivalent?
Do you possess an interest to learn how to conduct field based research?
Are you willing to perform strenuous manual labor?
Are you able to work outdoors in various weather conditions?
Are you able to work as part of a team?
Do you have a valid Driver's License?
(Open Ended Question)