Temporary Undergraduate Research Technician

North Carolina State University
June 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:$13.50
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Posting Number PG193518TM

Position Number 11ASO3057 Position Type Temporary Essential Job Duties

This job posting is for a temporary, full-time Undergraduate Research Assistant position with the Sweetpotato Breeding and Genetics lab at NCSU. Our lab is a leading force in breeding new sweetpotato varieties for the growers in North Carolina, as well as those growing sweetpotato around the world! We apply both traditional and molecular breeding techniques to solve emerging problem in the field such as pathogens, drought, and changing markets. Our website: https: // potatoes.cals.ncsu.edu/

The advertised position will revolve around our sweetpotato planting season. Primary duties include assisting with cutting, organization, transplanting, collecting, and mapping of sweetpotatoes on research farms. A strong work ethic and the ability to lift 50 pounds are critical. As our research program is based in Raleigh, there will be substantial amounts of paid travel time associated with this position (transportation is provided). Typical days include 1.5 hours of travel to research stations, followed by an 8-hour work day in the field, and a 1.5-hour drive back. We'll limit hours to around 40/week, which many times results in 4-day work weeks. Assisting with plant care, propagation, and trials in the greenhouse, as well as occasional lab work will also be expected. The applicant is expected to assist in installing and rating research experiments and trials, as well as summarizing the results. Additional duties include maintenance of greenhouse equipment and organization of storage areas.

We are looking for applicants to commit to the full season, which runs from the middle of May until August. However, additional availability past that window during the fall semester is desirable for candidates. Benefits are not included in this position.

Is Time Limited No If Yes, Appointment Length

Department Information

Job City & State Raleigh, NC

Department Horticultural Science

System Information

Classification Title Temporary-Technical/Paraprofessional

Working Title Temporary Undergraduate Research Technician

Position Information

Requirements and Preferences

Work Schedule Monday-Friday, between 6:30am-6:30pm

Other Work/Responsibilities

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  • Minimum Experience/Education

    Department Required Skills

  • High school education and at least six months experience working in horticultural research or a related field
  • Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

  • n/a
  • Required License or Certification

  • Do you have any advanced training or education in horticulture or a related field
  • Experience in planting, watering, and tending plants
  • Experience with collecting research data and summarizing results
  • Competency with Excel and other Microsoft Office programs
  • Valid NC Driver's License required? Yes Commercial Driver's License Required? No


    Recruitment Details

    Anticipated Hiring Range $13.50/hr

    Recruitment Dates

    Job Open Date 05/08/2023

    Applicant Information

    Quick Link https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/183277


    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. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

    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.

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  • Do you have a High school education and at least six months experience working in horticultural research or a related field?
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  • Do you have skills in planting, watering, and tending plants?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience with collecting research data and summarizing results?
  • Yes
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  • Do you possess a working knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office programs?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have any advanced training or education in horticulture or a related field?
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  • Do you have a valid driver's license?
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