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Weed Science Field Researcher IV with Rutgers University in Rurgers P. E. Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center

Type of position Staff & Executive – Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Employer Rutgers University
Description of Employer The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, located on the George H. Cook Campus, is one of the largest schools of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. We pursue excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in areas of study that address the biological spectrum from molecules to ecosystems. Our emphasis is on both the fundamental sciences and the social and human dimensions. We offer 21 undergraduate majors, including plant and animal sciences, microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture and food systems, landscape architecture, food and nutritional sciences, ecology and evolution, marine science and oceanography, environmental sciences and meteorology, human ecology, entomology, and environmental economics.

In addition to instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, our students have opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus, including a growing emphasis on international experiences through short- and long-term study abroad. Students also have access to a robust program of applied research and outreach hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station laboratories, farms, business incubators, and marine stations throughout the state.

Location Rurgers P. E. Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center
Salary $45,602 minimum per year (depending on experience)
Benefits Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview
Closing date of competition 10/15/2021
Date position available 11/01/2021
Description of duties

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Field Researcher IV for the Department of Plant Biology. Under the guidance and direction of the faculty leader, the primary responsibilities of this position include performing, training, and supervising others to carry out a variety of field, greenhouse, laboratory, and data processing duties required to operate a highly efficient and effective specialty crops weed science research program. These duties include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the planning, establishment and maintenance of field/greenhouse/growth chamber/laboratory experiments.
  • Supervise, train and assign duties to hourly employees to facilitate an efficient and productive weed science program.   
  • Assist in the preparation, organization and coordination of the effective evaluation of large scale weed science field and greenhouse experiments, other research trials and spaced plants, including data collection, database maintenance, subsequent statistical analysis, and document preparation for publication.    
  • Coordinates equipment use, preventative maintenance and repairs.    
  • Participates in the requisition ordering of all field supplies, seeds, pesticides, fertilizers, laboratory chemicals and necessary supplies for the project.    

Participates in field days, conferences, demonstrations, literature searches, visitor tours and other duties as requested.

Qualifications sought
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Plant Science or at least 2 years of hand-on experience in the plant sciences including greenhouse, field and laboratory work. 
  • Prior experience working with specialty crops and vegetable, small fruits, tree fruits or ornamental species. 
  • Knowledge and prior experience with layout and maintenance of research plots.
  • Must have familiarity with seeding and spraying equipment utilized in field and greenhouse research as well as precision scale, microscope, laminar flow hood or any other equipment used in the laboratory
  • A valid pesticide applicator license
  • A valid driver’s license


Contact for additional information Baylee Carr – baylee.carr@rutgers.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume/CV
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Submit to https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/140105
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