Weed Science Research Associate Position

The weed science program at Purdue University is searching for a research associate to provide support and leadership for our Field and greenhouse research program. See the link below or contact Dr. Bill Johnson if you have questions regarding the position.

Job Summary

Responsibilities for this position will include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, directing and conducting field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments related to weed management in agronomic crops;┬áincluding planning experiments, planting and managing the growth of plants, pesticide applications, collection of data and harvesting
  • Working in conjunction with Purdue research personnel in weed science, agronomy and plant pathology, researchers at other universities and at various companies that fund some of this research
  • Data management and analysis
  • Preparing reports that will be submitted to a variety of groups including funding agencies and private industry
  • Preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and other presentations to the scientific community
  • Facilitating the research of graduate students in the weed science program by managing research materials, ordering supplies, maintaining instruments and equipment, and coordinating the use of shared greenhouse, field and lab space
  • Supervising undergraduate student employees


  • Bachelor’s degree┬áin an agronomic or weed science field, M.S. in Weed Science preferred
  • 2 years experience in planning, directing and performing greenhouse and field research for weed management and/or crop production
  • Experience with data management and analysis
  • Experience in preparation of manuscripts and research presentations
  • Computer spreadsheet, word processing, graphical presentation, and industry specific software (ARM) skills
  • Ability to work independently and supervise undergraduate student employees
  • Valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license

Follow this link for more information and to apply for the position.


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