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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Weed Ecology and Management with University of Maine in Orono, Maine

Type of position Post-doc, fixed term ending 08/31/2023.
Employer University of Maine
Location Orono, Maine
Salary $55,000 annually
Closing date of competition August 7, 2022
Date position available September 1, 2022
Description of duties

Purpose:  The Postdoctoral Research Associate in Weed Ecology and Management will conduct research, work with stakeholders, mentor students and help to manage an extramurally funded research project “Integrating Advanced Cultural and Mechanical Strategies for Improved Weed Management in Organic Vegetables.”  Outreach activities and peer-reviewed publications are expected.  This is a full-time, salaried position, based at the University of Maine in Orono.  Opportunity to work remotely is possible, but on-campus presence averaging four days per week is expected. This is a one-year position, without possible extension, with a salary of $55,000 per year. 


Essential Duties:

  • Plan and conduct assigned and/or original research projects autonomously while working collaboratively with UM and Michigan State University faculty, staff, and students.
  • Maintain accurate records of research findings and the analysis of results.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in collaboration with UM and MSU faculty, staff, and students.
  • Serve as a project manager for research and extension activities.
  • Present research findings at professional meetings.
  • Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.
Qualifications sought

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:


  • PhD in Agroecology; Agronomy; Soil Science; Ecology and Environmental Sciences; or related field.
  • Prior field and laboratory research experience related to agriculture.
  • Experience working with farmers on topics related to soil, crop or pest management.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to travel and a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel and work under field conditions under sometimes adverse weather conditions and sometimes alone.



  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Experience with field data collection, management, analysis and publication.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop manuscripts and deliver presentations.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

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