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Research Specialist

Company: NC State University
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Job Posting Information Vacancy Type SHRA Is Internal Transfer Only No Time Limited? No Time-Limited Appointment Length Title Research Specialist Band Level Contributing Working Title Research Specialist Salary Range $36,363 - $87,527 Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience Salary Grade Equivalency 65 Position Number 00107541 Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Extended hours conducting field research as needed). Does the regular and recurring schedule of this position result in the employee working more than -- of their hours between 4 pm and 8 am? (Meal periods do not count). No Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00 Department 110901 - Crop and Soil Sciences Department Crop and Soil Sciences Job City & State Raleigh, NC Primary Function of Organizational Unit The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences encompasses diverse disciplines in research extension and teaching. The department's mission is to develop future leaders in crop, soil and environmental sciences, improve crop plants and products, devise effective and sustainable crop production systems, devise effective and sustainable soil management techniques in both agriculture and urban settings; and disseminate crop, soil, and environmental science knowledge for the benefit of users and producers of food, feed, turf, biofuels and fiber in North Carolina, the nation and the world. Essential Job Duties The primary overall function of this position is to manage, execute and assist crop breeding and molecular genetics program in the field, greenhouse and lab settings. The primary responsibilities will be to develop cotton germplasm and varieties with improved fiber quality, yield, earliness traits and Fusarium Twilt (FOV) resistance in cotton using conventional breeding and genomic technologies. Additional responsibilities of the position are to conduct molecular genetic analysis of photoperiod response in pima cotton. Other Work/Responsibilities The Research Specialist is expected to mentor and manage student researchers in all settings of the cotton breeding program (lab, greenhouse, seed processing and field based). The position will also be expected to effectively manage the plant growth in the greenhouses and in the field, and seed processing, storage and organization. The researcher is expected to cooperatively work with a diverse group of cotton scientists in collecting and analyzing data and communicating the research results to peer reviewed manuscripts. Other related duties as assigned. Minimum Experience/Education Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Departmental Required Skills Computer literate. Excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to work well independently and in a collaborative research environment. Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education Master's degree in in genetics, plant breeding, plant biology, or a related field. Experience in field breeding including experimental design, planting, sample and data collection. Experience with phenotypic and genotypic data analysis. Experience with statistical analyses using SAS and R software programs in plant breeding. Experience in molecular genetic analysis of crop traits. Experience in communication of research results in peer reviewed journals. Required License or Certification A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained. Special Instructions Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter, CV, and Contact Information for Three References Job Open Date 05/02/2019 Must Be Open Until (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.) 05/09/2019 Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 06/01/2019 Alternate Option If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. 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 workatncstatencsu.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 NCSU Executive Search Services Monster.com CareerBuilder.com InsideHigherEd.com Other Online Job Board Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide Job / Career Fair The Chronicle of Higher Education Professional Journal Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical) Professional Organization 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) Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Research Specialist position. Bachelor's, Master's, and/or Doctorate Associate's in any field and at least 2 years of related experience Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 4 years of experience in a closely related field. (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 3 years of experience) High School diploma/GED and at least 4 years of related experience Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and experience to equal at least 8 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 5 years of experience). None of the above Do you have a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a North Carolina Driver's License within 60 days of hire? Yes No Application Materials Required Required Documents Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Contact Information for References Optional Documents

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