The Davey Tree Expert Company

Laboratory Diagnostician | Kent, OH

Kent, OH, US, 44240

Additional Locations: not applicable

Primary Locations: OH, Kent, 1500 N. Mantua St., 44240 

Requisition ID: 161720

Position Overview

Laboratory Diagnostician 
Type: Full time
Location: Kent, Ohio

The Davey Tree Expert Company seeks a full-time diagnostician to support the Davey Institute’s Diagnostic and Research Laboratories. The Davey Tree Expert Company is the North American leader in residential tree care, utility right-of-way management, commercial landscape services, and urban forestry / natural resource consulting with operations throughout the US and Canada. The Davey Institute is responsible for research and development, environmental programs, technical support, and education and training for all of Davey’s North American operations.

Job Duties

Responsibilities include:

  • Diagnose insect, mite, disease, and abiotic disorders of ornamental plants and turfgrass, and formulate management recommendations.
  • Process and track plant, soil, and insect samples from log-in to report writing.
  • Molecular diagnostic techniques including a focus on expanding the lab’s testing capacity.
  • Support the Lab Director with administration and organization assistance as needed including cleaning, equipment maintenance, procurement, data collection and data entry.
  • Assist with tours, presentations, and training.
  • Assist with field and lab research as needed.



Required: B.S. or M.S. in biology, botany, plant pathology, entomology, environmental science, horticulture, molecular biology, or related field; valid driver’s license; plant identification skills; knowledge of diseases, insects, and abiotic disorders of plants; willingness to learn.


  • Familiarity with lab equipment and techniques including microscopy, ELISA, PCR, and culturing pathogens.  
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, including multitasking, time management, and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in any weather.

Additional Information

Company Overview

Divisional Overview


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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