The National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Pest Management is seeking candidates for a research assistant position.
The successful applicant will carry out work supporting cooperative activities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management. This work will entail the collection development, evaluation, analysis and communication of biological information. The primary responsibility of this position will be to research, write, and present reports on various exotic plant pathogens, which will be used to develop pest forecast models to support USDA APHIS decision making processes. The work will involve performing literature searches, reviewing and interpreting highly technical scientific information and government reports, corresponding with subject matter experts, and analyzing information to produce written reports that will then be presented to a team of analysts.
The position is based at the CPHST Plant Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Laboratory (PERAL) on the Centennial Campus of NCSU. On a day-to-day basis, the successful candidate will interact with PERAL risk analysts and CIPM staff.
Position requires an M.S. degree in plant pathology or a related degree. Superior analysis and writing skills are desired.
Deadline for applications is September 23, 2016. Go to NCSU for the position description and application.