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Research Technologist with Penn State University in State College, PA

Type of position This is an annual-fixed term appointment (renewable annually) from date of hire with potential for annual renewal. Opportunity to pursue graduate studies also exists.
Employer Penn State University
Location State College, PA
Salary Competitive starting salary
Benefits Benefits package included
Closing date of competition Until filled
Date position available September 1, 2020
Description of duties

The candidate will assist with the Weed Science extension and research program. 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 1) evaluation of new herbicide technologies and best management practices; 2) cover crop strategies for managing herbicide resistance in no-till systems; 3) organic weed control tactics; and 4) agronomic or agroecological tradeoffs in sustainable cropping systems.


Qualifications sought

B.S. (or M.S.) degree in agronomy, weed science, agroecology, soil science or sufficient work experience in agricultural plant science research.

The candidate should be able to 1) operate tractors and other types of equipment, 2) perform various field and laboratory operations, 3) use Microsoft Office software to manage, summarize and produce summary statistics on research data, 4) work with graduate students, professional staff and faculty, and 5) supervise summer and part-time undergraduate employees. We are seeking a self-motivated individual willing to work independently.

Application procedure  
Submit what Letter of interest and resume.
Submit to https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Staff/job/University-Park-Campus/Research-Technologist-2—Weed-Science-Research_REQ_0000004948
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