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Research Assistant - CIPM

NC State University
Raleigh, NC
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Dec 6, 2021

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*Posting Number:*PG191338EP
*Internal Recruitment :*No
*Working Title:*Research Assistant - CIPM
*Anticipated Hiring Range:*$47,500
*Work Schedule:*Monday - Friday / 8am - 5pm
*Job Location:*Raleigh, NC
*Department :*Integrated Pest Mgmt-Research
*About the Department:*The National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) was established in 1991 to serve a lead role in technology development, program implementation, training, and public awareness for IPM at the state, regional, and national level. CIPM fosters the development and implementation of pest management programs. CIPM is an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, which works to support and further Integrated Pest Management through the evaluation of emerging technologies, information management and dissemination, environmental stewardship, estimation of economic consequences, resistance management tools and systems, and integration of disciplinary expertise. The Center manages grants programs for the USDA, develops regional and national priorities through workshops and stakeholder meetings, and develops and maintains large databases and database applications for USDA, EPA, and Ministries of Agriculture in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
*Essential Job Duties:*The Center for IPM is seeking a Research Assistant to acquire, analyze and report data on pests (primarily, exotic pests) of agricultural importance. The incumbent 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. This individual 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 also focus on expanding the knowledge base of the Global Pest and Disease Database and other information sources. Additional opportunities in the areas of pest risk analysis and international trade regulation may be available. .
*Other Responsibilities:*Perform other related duties as assigned.
*Minimum Education and Experience:*
* Master's degree in Agriculture, Biology, Entomology, Plant Pathology or related fields, or a Bachelor's degree in stated disciplines, with 3 or more years of relevant training and experience.
*Other Required Qualifications:*
* Proficiency to operate computers and use Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat professional, EndNote (or similar software programs).
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
*Preferred Qualifications:*
* 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(s) or Certification(s):*N/A
*Valid NC Driver's License required:*No
*Commercial Driver's License required:*No
*Job Open Date:*11/08/2021
*Anticipated Close Date:*Open Until Filled
*Special Instructions to Applicants:*In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three (3) professional references.
*Position Number:*00108914
*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:*113810 - Integrated Pest Mgmt-Research
*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 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.
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