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Research Technologist 2 with Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA

Type of position fixed-term appointment funded for one year
Employer Pennsylvania State University
Location University Park, PA
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 02/10/2021
Date position available 02/10/2020
Description of duties

Research Technologist 2

The Department of Plant Science is seeking to fill a Research Technologist 2 position. The successful candidate will assist with the weed ecology and management research program and serve as the primary coordinator of day-to-day operations associated with field, greenhouse, and lab experiments associated with the program under the supervision of lead faculty. This includes: 1) managing the implementation, maintenance, and data collection of various research projects; 2) supervising and managing undergraduate employees; 3) managing inventory of research supplies; and 4) communication with field station and greenhouse staff to obtain access to space and equipment. Research projects could include, but are not limited to, exploring the following research questions: 1) how do plant functional traits influence crop and weed competition; 2) how do environmental factors influence weed communities; and 3) how can we enhance the efficacy of ecologically based weed management practices. Typically 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 and a minimum of four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in agricultural plant science research highly preferred. The candidate must also have previous experience and demonstrated competency in the design, implementation, maintenance, and synthesis of field and/or greenhouse experiments within the plant sciences. Salary: Competitive and commensurate with background and experience; includes attractive benefits package. 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. For additional information contact: Dr. Carolyn Lowry, email: mailto:cvl5836@psu.edu and phone: 814-865-1906 (office). This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Opportunity to pursue graduate studies also exists.

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