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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of California

  • Jul. 21, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Plant Sciences
  • University of California
    Davis, CA
    United States
  • Aug. 31, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Agricultural Extension
    Plant Pathology
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POSITION LOCATION: University of California (UC), Davis/USDA Vegetable Research and Extension Center at Salinas, CA. Through a cooperative agreement between the UC and the USDA, UC research and extension personnel are housed at the USDA Station near Salinas, CA. Ample lab and field facilities are available. Salinas is at the heart of the world’s premier flower, vegetable and strawberry producing region. Salinas is also located within close proximity of the Monterey Peninsula (30 miles) and San Francisco (100 miles).

Description of duties: this is an innovative lab focused on practical biological and engineering solutions for enhancement of soil health in California crops such as flowers, strawberry and other small fruit crops. The candidate will contribute his/her skills in collaborating with existing research programs and help define future research projects. Current projects include:

  • Steam for soil disinfestation as an alternative to chemical fumigants
  • Evaluation of biofumigants to increase fuel efficiency with steam
  • Non-chemical soil pest control in strawberries and flowers
    There is opportunity for field work in a diverse range of horticultural crops across a range of environments and participation in extension outreach activities is available to interested candidates.

Ph.D. in a related agricultural or biological science
Experience or training in horticulture, plant pathology, soil microbiology and/or weed science is required
Strong written and oral communication skills are a must
Must be willing to travel, and to secure a California driver’s license.

Salary & benefits: $50,000 per year, depending upon experience. Benefits: Health care, vacation and more. Family coverage is an option.

Closing date of competition: Open until filled
To ensure consideration submit a complete application by August 31, 2017
Position available immediately until October 2017

Contact for more information:
Steve Fennimore, Extension Weed Specialist
University of California, Davis
c/o USDA
1636 East Alisal St.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 755-2896 voice
(831) 755-2898 fax

  • UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Contact Information

  • Melanie Greenleaf
    Plant Sciences
    University of California
    One Shields Ave
    Davis, CA 95616
  • 530-752-9658
  • 530-752-4361


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