Current Open positions:

We are currently looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher, please find information on the research topic and how to submit your application below:

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar who will conduct research and Extension activities on Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) within the framework of a collaborative interdisciplinary project funded by the USDA-NIFA OREI program and investigating the use of ASD for Enhancing and Advancing the Sustainability of Organic Crop Production.

Check details on the position and apply here.

Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant:

Interested in learning more about sustainable vegetable production systems, nutrient management, and indoor crop production? The PSU Vegetable Crop Science Lab is looking for summer undergraduate research assistants to help with data collection and processing in field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments throughout the growing season. Students will be fully integrated into the team and will gain hands on experience on: 

  • Growing a variety of vegetable crops grown with organic and conventional methods including soilless systems 
  • Sample and data collection, sample processing in lab for downstream analysis  
  • Participating and understanding Research and Penn State Extension activities

    Summer 2024 (40 hr/wk) Contact: Dr.  Francesco Di Gioia (

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