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Weed ecology / agroecology with Penn State University in University Park, PA

Type of position Post-doctoral scholar
Employer Penn State University
Location University Park, PA
Salary Competitive salary and benefits package
Closing date of competition Until filled
Date position available Spring 2021
Description of duties

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to participate in a multidisciplinary USDA-funded project focusing on evaluation of cover crop-based, reduced tillage strategies in organic grain cropping systems. The Postdoctoral Scholar will work closely with Weed Ecology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Soil Science personnel to coordinate research and extension activities associated with on-station and on-farm studies. The position will be housed in Penn State’s Plant Science Department on the University Park campus in State College, PA.

Qualifications sought

We seek a highly motivated scientist interested in advancing understanding of agroecological practices in organic grain systems. The successful candidate will work well with research faculty, graduate students, undergraduate employees, technical staff and on-farm collaborators. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field (Agronomy, Agroecology, Soil Science, or pest management discipline) and be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with a good possibility of re-funding. Knowledge of organic production practices and ecology of agronomic (corn, soybean, small grains) systems will be of value for competing for this position. The position requires field work, including a valid driver’s license, and the potential for overnight travel. The candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and demonstrate evidence of effective writing through peer-reviewed publications. A complete application will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and examples of publications. 

Contact for additional information For further information, please contact John Wallace (jmw309@psu.edu). Please use “ROSE postdoc applicant” in the subject line).
Application procedure  
Submit what CV and letter of interest
Submit to Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Post-doctoral-Scholar–Agroecology-_REQ_0000008024-1
Additional Information Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report. . Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
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