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Postdoctoral Research Scholar-Weed Ecology and Management with North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC

Type of position Post Doctoral – One-year research opportunity with possibility of extending based on budget availability and performance.
Employer North Carolina State University
Location Raleigh, NC
Salary US$47,000/year
Closing date of competition Open until suitable candidate is hired.
Date position available January 06, 2020
Description of duties

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be a key member of the Weed Ecology Laboratory at NCSU working on several projects focusing on weed biology, integrated weed management, and agroecology. The candidate must be capable of working independently as well as provide support to other members of the lab. It is expected that the postdoc will help mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Activities include designing and conducting experiments under laboratory, greenhouse, and fields conditions, analyzing data, writing scientific articles, and grant proposals. The postdoc will also meet frequently with Dr. Leon to discuss best practices in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and mentoring.

The postdoc will also ensure lab compliance with safety regulations and manage the inventory of materials for research projects.

Qualifications sought
Minimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

Departmental Required Skills
  • PhD in agronomy, crop sciences, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field.
  • Proven record of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • Experience conducting agricultural research (preferably with weeds) using GPSGIS technologies and drones.
  • Ideally, the candidate will have experience modeling biological processes and proficiency in statistical software.
Required License or Certification
  • Valid NC pesticide applicator’s license or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • Valid drone pilot license or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.

While driving a vehicle is not an essential function of this position, we believe it is necessary to have a valid NC driver’s license to perform the essential functions of the job. This position will need to travel off-site on occasion, alone and must independently be able to travel from location to location without reliance on others or the advanced notice that is often required of alternative means of transportation. Due to limitations in funding, the College cannot afford the high costs that would be required in attaining the services of transportation services such as taxis or car services. Should a viable candidate be identified from the recruitment without a license, which we believe to be necessary, we will engage your office and OIED in considering potential alternative solutions that may emerge from a request for a reasonable accommodation

Contact for additional information Ramon Leon, rleon@ncsu.edu
Note: Do not send application materials directly to Dr. Leon. All application materials must be submitted via NCSU.
Application procedure  
Submit what Applicant Required Documents: Cover Letter, CV, Contact Information for Three Professional References.
Submit to https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/127044
Additional Information 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 workatncstate@ncsu.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.

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