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Post-doctorial Research Associate – Job Number 73805 with Penn State University in University Park

Type of position non-tenure
Employer Penn State University
Location University Park
Description of Location State College is located in rural central Pennsylvania with close access to hiking, biking, and other great outdoor activities. The campus is about 3 hours from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Salary Negotiable
Benefits Health benefits are available.
Closing date of competition open until filled
Date position available Jan. 1, 2018
Description of duties

Post-doctoral position to coordinate and conduct research and extension activities in a multidisciplinary project on approaches to reducing tillage in an organic, cover crop-based feed grain production system in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Duties of the  post-doctoral research associate will include: assist in making key decisions regarding research farm operations and scientific field sampling on research plots; laboratory analysis of field-collected samples;  computer data entry and analysis;  manage and mentor undergraduate and graduate assistants; coordinate project management among project participants and farm managers;  lead and contribute to technical writing of reports, extension materials, and peer-reviewed publications; and participate in planning and conduct of project-related extension and outreach activities for diverse stakeholders.

Qualifications sought

This position requires a recent PhD in Agronomy, Agroecology, Weed Science, Entomology, or related field that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Experience with organic production of agronomic crops and graduate student mentoring is desirable.  

Contact for additional information For more information about the position please contact Dr. Barbercheck or Dr. Bill Curran, wsc2@psu.edu, Dr. Armen Kemanian, Dept. of Plant Sciences at kxa15@psu.edu, or Dr. Jason Kaye at jpk12@psu.edu, Environmental Sciences and Management. Screening of applicants will begin September 1, 2017 and will continue until a suitable applicant has been identified.
Application procedure  
Submit what To apply, please send a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three references to Dr. Mary Barbercheck, Department of Entomology, 501Ag Sciences & Industries Bldg., University Park, PA 16802 or via e-mail at: meb34@psu.edu.
Submit to Applicants must also apply for Job No. 73805 online at https://psu.jobs/job/73805.
Additional Information Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
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