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Research Technologist 3 with Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA 16802

Type of position Researcher
Employer Pennsylvania State University
Location University Park, PA 16802
Salary $34,188 – $70,080 Annually
Closing date of competition 7/4/2019
Date position available 7/4/2019
Description of duties

Research Technologist 3

The Pennsylvania State University, Roadside Vegetation Management Project in the Department of Plant Science within the College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking applicants for a Research Technologist 3 position.

Position Description:

The position provides research, technical, and outreach education support for a research project on roadside vegetation management. The position duties include: developing and performing complex laboratory, greenhouse and field research evaluating vegetation management practices and materials; assisting in developing and delivering training sessions at seminars, conferences and pesticide applicator meetings for vegetation managers; assisting in developing and conducting two annual conferences and a field day; assisting faculty and team members in design of research projects and preparation of research proposals; providing cooperative and consultative expertise to other research, public service, and educational organizations; operating complex scientific equipment in data collection and operating and maintaining tractor-based and handheld pesticide application equipment, cultural equipment, and mechanical equipment under inhospitable non-cropland settings in conjunction with research and demonstrations conducted throughout Pennsylvania; providing necessary administrative and technical support for research experiments to include assisting in developing and submitting monthly and annual progress reports, and maintaining chemical inventories; and integrating and analyzing experimental data and results in preparation of annual reports, technical reports, publishing of journal articles, and consulting with associated organizations in utilization of research results.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or higher (Master’s degree preferred) or higher plus seven years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Pennsylvania pesticide applicator certification including Core, Category 10 (Right-of-way) and Category 18 (Research and Demonstration) will be required within 90 days after hire as well as a valid driver’s license for operation of university equipment on public roads. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Must be able to work for an extensive time in outdoor weather conditions. The position requires the capability of carrying a backpack sprayer (approximately 30 pounds) with or without accommodation and truck-mounted hose spray equipment for extended periods under operational conditions on uneven surfaces and on steep terrain, possibly under inclement weather conditions. In addition, the qualified candidate must be capable of working with chainsaws and other similar hand-held vegetation management tools. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with good possibility of refunding.

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Qualifications sought Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or higher (Master’s degree preferred) or higher plus seven years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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