Temporary Research Technician

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

United States

September 30, 2022

Description

Posting Details

Classification Information

Position/Classification Title

Classification Type Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other emergencies: Minimum Experience/Education Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Bachelor of Science, Associate degree or equivalent with 1-3 years of experience working with insect pests in a crop production setting, preferably in an IPM program and knowledge of agronomic practices; field plot design, data collection, analysis, and reporting; comfortable using statistical and presentation software (e.g. SAS, JMP, Excel, PowerPoint). Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

1-3 year laboratory and/or field operations

Required License or Certification

N/A

Position Overview

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.. Duties and Responsibilities: Searches literature demonstrating an understanding of scientific, experimental and /or research theory to assist in the design of methods, procedures, and/or techniques. Identifies data to be collected and documented. Identifies resources needed to conduct experiments. Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journal. Requires good oral and written communication skills and computer literacy. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Monitor and collect data as required by research protocol. Searches literature demonstrating an understanding of scientific, experimental and /or research theory to assist in the design of methods, procedures, and/or techniques. Identifies data to be collected and documented. Identifies resources needed to conduct experiments. Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journal. Requires good oral and written communication skills and computer literacy. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Monitor and collect data as required by research protocol. Maintain appropriate documentation of research results, as required by research protocol. Recommend revisions to experimental methods based upon observations. Assist in preparation of research findings, prepares reports. Collect information for grant writing and reporting. Investigate the production of industrial hemp in North Carolina. Under the direction of the PI plan and organize experiments and logistics, data recording, and data analysis; interpretation of the results, producing summary reports in MS Word and summary presentations using MS PowerPoint; write quarterly research reports, annual research project summaries, manuscripts for publication in scientific journal formats. Conduct tests, experiments, and /or procedures following standard protocol. Identifies and documents variations that may affect the validity of the experiment. Works with growers and travels extensively Develops experimental procedures, experimental design, and project planning. Conducts experiments, data collection, and analysis, evaluating, and reporting. Responsible for laboratory management and project management. Assists with preparing scientific presentations, research reports, and scientific articles. Oversees the laboratory, greenhouse, and field activities of the program. Maintains supplies and manages undergraduate students. Communicates detailed outcomes and results of research in oral and written format. Assist in preparation of research findings, prepares reports. Collects information for grant writing and reporting. Applies knowledge of research and regulatory standards to maintain a laboratory environment. Conduct scientific literature reviews. Applies knowledge of scientific principles to conduct research process, knowledge of laboratory instruments and equipment

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The mission of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is to provide opportunities for individuals from 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 CAES 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. (3) Strengthen the integration and use of effective cutting-edge information and technologies.

Work Hours 8:00 am- 5:00 pm, Monday- Friday

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies

Position Information

Working Title Temporary Research Technician

Competency Level Contributing Position Number Hiring Range $15.38 FLSA Non-Exempt Position Type Temporary Staff Appointment Type Temporary - Full-time FTE If Time Limited, Appointment Length Organizational Division Staffing Services Organizational Location VC for Human Resources Organizational Unit Temporary Employment

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SHRA1873

Open Date 03/07/2022 Close Date 09/30/2022 Special Instructions to Applicant

You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.

Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks.

North Carolina A&T 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.

North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.

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