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Weed IPM Technician with University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA

Type of position full-time, summer hourly
Employer University of Massachusetts
Location Amherst, MA
Description of Location t is anticipated that the position will operate from Amherst, MA but there is flexibility depending on candidate.
Salary $12 or more hourly rate, dependent on qualifications
Benefits Funds are available to support up to 37.5 hr/week; anticipated seasonal range is May-September with extensions possible. I
Closing date of competition May 1, 2018 or when suitable candidate is found
Date position available May 15, 2018 approximately
Description of duties

UMass is seeking an individual to assist with Weed IPM activities for fruit and vegetable crops in western, central and eastern MA.  The Weed IPM Technician will interview growers to assess weed management needs and conduct in-field surveys to determine frequency and intensity of problematic weeds. The Technician will construct IPM plans with farmers and establish field trials on farms or at one of the UMass research farms. The Technician will also perform outreach by conducting occasional workshops, field walks or twilight meetings to promote IPM for weed management, responding to grower inquiries, and contributing to newsletters and providing web site updates.  Weekly or biweekly scouting of identified farms is expected. The Technician will work closely with the UMass Fruit and Vegetable Teams. 

Qualifications sought

Undergraduate experience in Plant Science or related discipline is required. Individuals with a B.S. or M.S. degree in Plant Science or related discipline with weed science work experience are preferred. 

Contact for additional information Hilary Sandler, Project Leader
UMass Cranberry Station
PO Box 569
East Wareham, MA 02538
508.295.2212 x21
hsandler@umass.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what Review of applications will start February 23, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates should send a c.v. and a short letter.
Submit to Hilary Sandler, Project Leader
UMass Cranberry Station
PO Box 569
East Wareham, MA 02538
508.295.2212 x21
hsandler@umass.edu
EMAIL PREFERRED
Additional Information UMass is an equal opportunity employer.
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