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Working Title: Research Assistant (Organic Medicinal Herb)
Work Schedule: Mon - Fri / 8am - 5pm
Department: 111501 - Horticultural Science
Essential Job Duties
It will be the primary responsibility of this employee to oversee an existing organic medicinal herb and natural products research and extension project. This employee will also have substantial responsibilities in a hops project and a multi-state broccoli project and be expected to assist in many other field based projects.
Major duties for the medicinal herbs and natural products projects will include overseeing existing Chinese medicinal herb test sites on the research station and in grower fields, organizing sessions to train a group of people to grow a forest botanical, keeping up with market trends on medicinal herbs and natural products, analyzing supply and demand of specific non-timber forest products, networking with growers and buyers, writing leaflets and bulletins, preparing materials for the websites, and organizing field days and workshops.
Major duties for the broccoli project will include assisting with planting throughout the season and data collection.
Major duties for the hops project will include data collection, harvesting, and drying of cones.
Departmental Required Skills
Experience with growing medicinal herbs and commercial organic agriculture is required. Applicant must be proficient in using Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing, and computer skills are required. The applicant must be willing to travel across North Carolina. Travel will sometimes include evenings and weekends. Applicant must be able to drive a manual transmission truck.