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Research technologist with Pennsylvania State University in State College

Type of position Research technologist
Employer Pennsylvania State University
Location State College
Salary commensurate with experience and education
Benefits https://hr.psu.edu/benefits
Closing date of competition open until filled
Date position available Jan 1, 2023
Description of duties

 https://psu.edu/” target=”_blank”>The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a candidate for a Research Technologist to conduct field and greenhouse research on the biology, ecology, and management of weeds of agricultural systems. The successful candidate will be assigned to the Applied Weed Physiology Laboratory. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following: 

  • Design, establish, and maintain field and greenhouse experiments, collect and analyze data 

  • Summarize data and write reports, present data at conferences and growers meetings

  • Coordinate with collaborators and sponsors on securing field sites and purchasing pesticides and other supplies

  • Conduct research under general direction of faculty and assist graduate student with data collection

  • Coordinate operational activities in various experiments and upkeeping of the research program

  • Maintain inventory and training records of all lab members

  • Train other lab members on procedures and protocols, instrumentation, and safety

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of projects led by postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students

  • May assemble, test calibrate, clean or make minor repairs to equipment 

  • May supervise lower-level staff, wage employees and/or students


This is a limited term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding



The following background checks must be successfully completed for this position: 

This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. 

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 

Qualifications sought

Education and Experience:

This position will be filled as a level 2 and typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, the successful candidate must hold, or be able to obtain, the PA Public Applicator Core and Category 18 Demonstration and Research pesticide applicator licenses, within six months of hire. 


Contact for additional information Caio Brunharo at [email protected]
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