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Research Technician with Penn State University in State College, PA

Type of position This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding
Employer Penn State University
Location State College, PA
Description of Location The Penn State University Park Campus is located in State College in Central Pennsylvania. State College is a community of approximately 40,000 year-round residents in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. The geographic setting is one of fertile agricultural valleys situated between tree-covered ridges. Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s number one industry with dairy and other livestock, grain and forage crops, tree fruits, and vegetable production being key industries.
Salary Competitive and commensurate with background and experience; includes attractive benefits package.
Benefits Opportunity to pursue graduate studies also exists.
Closing date of competition until filled
Date position available February 1, 2019
Description of duties

Duties will include experimental plot layout, data collection, plot maintenance, and field operations (planting, spraying, grain harvest). Additional duties will include conducting greenhouse trials, managing data, conducting statistical analysis, technical report writing, and supervision of undergraduate employees. The candidate will be involved in a wide range of weed ecology and management research and extension focus areas, including evaluation of new herbicide technologies and best management practices; cover crop strategies for managing herbicide resistance in no-till systems; organic weed control tactics; and agronomic or agroecological tradeoffs in sustainable cropping systems.

Qualifications sought

Requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. B.S. (or M.S.) degree in agronomy, weed science, agroecology, soil science or sufficient work experience in agricultural plant science research is highly preferred.

The candidate should be able to operate tractors and other types of equipment, perform various field and laboratory operations, use Microsoft Office software to manage, summarize and produce summary statistics on research data, work with graduate students, professional staff and faculty, and supervise summer and part-time undergraduate employees. We are seeking a self-motivated individual willing to work independently.


Contact for additional information John Wallace; jmw309@psu.edu; 814-863-1014
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume, letter of application
Submit to https://psu.jobs/job/84466
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