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04/25/2018

Oregon State University

Faculty Research Assistant

https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/57759

The North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
The position is located at the North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC) at Oregon State University (OSU) in Aurora, OR, a beautiful research farm with views of Mt. Hood located in the suburban/agricultural matrix, an easy (< 30 min) drive to either Portland or Salem metro regions.

This position will support the successful inter-departmental, multi-state, “USDA Intelligent Sprayer” program. Duties will include assisting the nursery production and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs to generate research associated with the economic, environmental, and social benefits associated with optimization of spray applications in traditional horticultural production systems.

The incumbent is expected to be highly self-motivated and will often work independently. The incumbent will effectively work collaboratively in small and large teams with partners from diverse backgrounds. In our group, we value community, integrity, credibility, and diversity.

At OSU we will ensure that all people have equal employment and participation opportunities regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status. We are committed to teaching, research, outreach, and engagement, promoting economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world.

04/30/2018

Cooperative Extension Advisor - Vegetable Crops

County Location: Kern County
Posted on March 12, 2018
Closing on April 30, 2018

For more information: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Employment_Opportunities/?jobnum=1341

04/30/2018

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant/Associate Professor of Crop Improvement for Human and Animal Nutrition Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Crop Improvement for Human and Animal Nutrition. The  Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor of Crop Improvement with an emphasis on improving the nutritional quality of crops through research on crop breeding, genetics, genomics, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology, seed biology, biotechnology, human or animal nutrition, or others. This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant/Associate Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement, and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn). This position is one of three focused on strengthening the linkages between agriculture and nutrition to tackle issues that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Responsibilities:

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking applicants who will improve crops for human and animal nutrition. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging societal issues in human and animal nutrition and health by understanding and enhancing the nutritional value of plants and plant products. The appointee will be responsible for teaching two courses per year. The teaching assignment will include co-teaching a new course on the interrelationships of agriculture and nutrition in the International Agricultural Development Program. Depending on the appointee’s interest and expertise, the remaining teaching responsibility could include BIT171-Professionalism and Ethics in Genomics and Biotechnology, ENH150-Genetics and Plant Conservation, BIT001Y-Introduction to Biotechnology, or another course related to plant improvement. Performance of departmental and university service is expected. The appointee will have the opportunity to work with extension educators, partners in the diverse California agriculture industry, and human and animal nutritionists.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent in plant science, breeding, genetics, genomics, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology, nutrition, or related field. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and to conceive and conduct extramurally funded research in the general area of understanding and enhancing nutritional content of crops.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience in the Assistant/Associate Professor rank.

Applications:

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu for Position #17-14-C1. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by April 30, 2018.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list; 2) up to three publications; 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree; 4) statement of research accomplishments; 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy; 6) statement of future research plans relevant to the position; 7) statement of contributions to diversity; and 8) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Charlie Brummer (ecbrummer@ucdavis.edu).

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. Applicants with disabilities can contact University of California, Davis, Accessibility Services with questions at http://accessibility.ucdavis.edu/index.html

04/30/2018

EXTENSION EDUCATOR (HORTICULTURE)

Campus/Location: Penn State Extension
Date Announced: 02/21/2018
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 77186
Level/Salary Band: 03 – – Exempt
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Adams County
Full/Part Time: Full–Time

DESCRIPTION

The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking an individual trained in plant science with horticultural crop production experience. As a member of the Extension Tree Fruit State Team, the extension educator will conduct extension education and applied research that focuses on tree fruit physiology and culture. Efforts will be coordinated with faculty at Penn State along with tree fruit educators in other regions. Cooperative initiatives include outreach specific to the needs of next generation specialty crop growers (including the Penn State Extension Young Grower Alliance) and applied research on precision management innovations developed by a new team of specialty crop engineers. The successful candidate will develop and/or participate in interdisciplinary collaborations across multiple disciplines and institutions and be able to work effectively in a team and with diverse populations and audiences. The individual will provide technical support for specialty crop growers in the areas of horticulture, post-harvest physiology, labor efficient production, and managing environmental and economic risks. Program impact will be measured by; increased production of high quality fruit with improved storage potential; adoption of best practices to increase environmental and socio-economic sustainability of specialty crop production; increased profitability through specialty crop innovation and diversification. Critical performance measures include development of: risk management strategies to increase horticultural innovation and sustainability; specialty crop demonstration trials to address precision management in areas such as water management, plant nutrition, tree training and manipulation, and environmental relationships between plants and the soil biome; a diverse external funding portfolio including grants, contracts, cost recovery, and sponsorship; involvement with multi-state or national education or applied research projects. Candidates must possess effective communication skills (verbal and written), teaching skills, interpersonal skills, ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues and clientele, and work as a member of a team. The candidate must be organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements include: proficiency in the use of computer software packages such as Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint; ability to carry equipment, educational materials and supplies with or without accommodation; the ability to travel, and; a valid driver's license and use of a private automobile. Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This position is an opportunity to join one of the nation’s leading extension organizations at a time when it is embarking on an exciting new business model that encourages risk-taking and innovation. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

For information: https://psu.jobs/job/77186

04/30/2018

Montana State University

Graduate student, post-doc, and technician positions available to investigate the genetics of invasiveness and herbicide resistance in aquatic plants

Description: Assist with a funded research project combining molecular genetics and field/greenhouse studies to investigate the genetic basis of growth and herbicide response of invasive aquatic plants. Field work will take place in Michigan inland lakes, and the position will be held at Montana State University. The key issue addressed is how best to manage genetically diverse aquatic plants, now that we know that different genotypes can exhibit vastly different growth and herbicide sensitivity. This research will facilitate adaptive management decision making by determining which alternative control tactics are likely to have the greatest efficacy on local populations based on their genetic composition.

Graduate student positions are a priority, but post-doc and technician applications will be considered.

Students are expected to develop independent or collaborative research under the overall research framework for their thesis. Publishable thesis chapters must be produced before receiving a degree.

Required qualifications: Successful applicants will be committed to, and passionate about, academic research and enthusiastically participating in academic culture. Applicants should be able to work both independently and collaboratively with other lab members and labs. This work will consist of long hours outside of business hours of operation, and travel.
Preferred qualifications: Experience with molecular genetics or field/laboratory techniques with aquatic plants – especially herbicide dose-response studies – is a plus, but not required.

Position is available immediately. Applicants should contact Dr. Ryan Thum by April 30, 2018 to guarantee consideration, and applicants will be considered until the position is filled.
Please call Dr. Ryan Thum at 406-994-4039, or email at ryan.thum@montana.edu

05/04/2018

Area Cooperative Extension Advisor – Urban Agriculture & Food Systems

County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County
Posted on March 6, 2018
Closing on May 4, 2018

For more information: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Employment_Opportunities/?jobnum=1337

05/07/2018

Agricultural Technician 

Work Hours        M-F 6:00 am to 5:00pm; Hours may vary. 
Location: Sutter/Yuba Counties
Salary   Min: $17.09/hr.

Position Summary:  Under the supervision of a UCCE Rice Advisor, this position will assist with general agricultural operations in rice cropping systems. Set up and manage flood irrigation. Operate tractors, implements, trucks, and small hand held tools and equipment. Set-up, calibrate and adjust farm equipment. Conduct pre-use inspections of vehicles and equipment. Assist with mixing and applying agricultural chemicals. Assist with general cleanup, repair and maintenance of equipment and other facilities. Assist with occasional support of tours, grower field days, and other workshops and conferences.

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

This is a 50% full-time position for five years with the possibility of extending provided there is additional funding. 

To Apply:  jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61023 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. If you have questions, please
email the Human Resources Department.

05/07/2018

Agricultural Technician - Sutter/Yuba County

County Locations: Sutter County, Yuba County
Posted on April 5, 2018
Closing on May 7, 2018

For more information: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Employment_Opportunities/?jobnum=1356

05/18/2018

Area CE Orchard Systems Advisor (AP#17.14)

County Location: San Joaquin County
Posted on March 29, 2018
Closing on May 18, 2018

For more information: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Employment_Opportunities/?jobnum=1353

05/22/2018

Assistant Project Scientist in Environmental Stress

The Department of Plant Sciences is recruiting for an Assistant Project Scientist to provide significant and creative research contribution to programs related to the response of plants to environmental stress with a focus on poplars. The candidate will possess the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. Candidate will participate in activities to increase and improve the ability of plants to grow under abiotic stress, with emphasis on the cellular and molecular responses to stress. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research, he/she is not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. He/she will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal Investigator status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

I. RESEARCH (85%)

    A. Design and organize innovative research program focusing on the response of poplars to environmental stress. In consultation with the Principal Investigator the appointee will these activities will include the identification of stress-specific promoters using a Systems Biology approach. Emphasis will be placed on source/sink transitions, Nitrogen use efficiency. The candidate should have a broad knowledge of molecular biology techniques, extensive hands-on experience in plant growth, large data analysis (gene expression, metabolomics) and plant transformation.
    B. Train, consult with, and advise graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with respect to design, analysis, and interpretation of scientific studies conducted in area of expertise
    C. Make substantive scientific, scholarly, and intellectual contributions by writing reports to funding agencies, and publishing results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY 10%
The appointee will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars and continuing education functions.

III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE 5%
The candidate will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies.
The candidate will engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.

Qualifications:Ph.D. degree in Plant Science, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Molecular Biology or closely related field. The candidate must have experience in plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology and bioinformatics, as well as excellent communication skills both verbally and written. This position will require travel is occasional overnight stays for field work and meetings.

Applicants can apply to the recruitment immediately, as it opened on Apr 16, 2018

https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02147

05/31/2018

Assistant Professor of Horticulture (Tenure-track)

Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences at Tarleton State University

 

The Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences at Tarleton State University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Horticulture (Tenure-track).  We are especially interested in applicants with a specialization in environmental horticulture or restoration ecology, but would happily consider any applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Details can be found at the link below.

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TARLETON_External/job/Stephenville-TARLETON/Assistant-Professor-of-Horticulture_R-002135-1
05/31/2018

K.H. Littlefield Endowed Prof of Plant Science

Faculty Full-Time Professional Delaware Valley University Department of Plant Science, Doylestown, PA, US

This is a full-time 12 month endowed tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor that reports to the Chair of the Plant Sciences Department.  
Responsibilities of this hire will be primarily to teach courses in hydroponic agriculture as well as assist in the creation of the pertinent curricular development for a hydroponics specialization in the Plant Science Department as well as coursework in aquaponics and urban agriculture.  The Professor will also have the opportunity to establish a research and development program with emphasis on exploration of the feasibility of novel hydroponic crops as well as studies in determining increased efficiencies of current production practices with established commodities.
Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Teach existing course in hydroponics and develop new courses
  • Actively participate in scholarly activities in the area of hydroponics
  • Participate in professional development activities and service to the institution
  • Collaborate with fellow faculty and the Greenhouse Manager to coordinate use of the hydroponic facilities for teaching, research, development and production

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in Plant Science, Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering or related fields with hydroponics experience is required
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in hydroponics and related controlled environments 
  • Must possess scientific writing and technical presentation skills with a record of scholarship
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Successful candidate must pass a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check as well as corresponding clearances from the successful candidate’s state of residence, if not Pennsylvania.

Specific Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Teaching and research experience in related areas of hydroponics
  • Prior experience teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels 
  • Expertise in biological engineering
  • Evidence of successful scholarship in hydroponics and greenhouse production
  • Hydroponic crop production experience
  • Experience with the best practices associated with greenhouse production
  • Understanding of GAP certification and relevant associated processes
  • Experience in experimental design, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation and submission
  • Familiarity with data analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Working Conditions and Frequently Used Tools:

  • Office, library, computer room, greenhouse
  • Typically sitting at a desk or table
  • Typically standing or walking
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or less
  • NFT and Dutch Bucket hydroponic systems with associated electronics

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please attach the following via the on-line application system: 1) letter of interest including teaching philosophy, 2) current vita, 3) Statement of Professional Development Goals, and 4) copies of all transcripts. When prompted during the on-line application process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. 
Only complete application materials will be considered.
Delaware Valley University reserves the right to revise, change or modify job responsibilities and position qualifications as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce.
https://www.delval.edu/offices-services/human-resources/current-openings

05/31/2018

Applications Scientist

Closing Date
31/08/2018

Status
Open

Department
Research and Development

Location
USA I California - Salinas

Term Full time

Grade

Grade D

Job advert text
Croda is seeking a Research Specialist for our Integrated Coating and Seed Technology (INCOTEC) business in our Salinas, CA location. The Research Specialist is responsible for testing and developing new seed enhancement technologies, including filmcoatings, pelletings, and seed applied materials. The role requires a good knowledge of seed and the application of coating materials to seed. This position reports to the Research Manager who collaborates with colleagues and partners globally.

  • Complete short- and medium-term projects (from a few days to more than one year) and frequently with members of the team. Plan, run and monitor progress on all projects to deliver results on time. Unexpected projects do come up that must be carried out immediately and this means reorganizing the workload of self and coordinating priorities with others.
  • Build relationships with key technical and commercial influencers in order to understand objectives, and priorities, and influence technology decisions both internally and at customers.
  • Provide technical support to customers and/or internally in a defined technology area.
  • Develop solutions to the customer problems which are sometimes complex and not always with a complete data set.
  • Provide training to the sales team, agents and customers on technical aspects of products.
  • In some cases the role holder may lead a small technical team or collaborative body of work at a regional level or with global colleagues.
  • Use a creative, collaborative, and viable approach to support new product launches and existing product ranges, including development of new test met hodologies . Design and carry out laboratory experiments.
  • Expected to identify opportunities for new projects. Expected to enhance knowledge of market areas and relevant technologies.

Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in biology, seed physiology, chemistry or chemical/materials engineering, or related field.
  • Experience with seed and seed treatment applications is a plus. This can include experience with film coatings, seed pelleting, seed encrustment and other seed enhancement applications; or closely related technologies.
  • Experience in measurement of physical chemical properties of formulations and seed coatings both by themselves and after application to seed.
  • The candidate should demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills and good human relationship skills in addition to having good computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to complete assigned projects and generate report s.
  • The position may require some travel for training or project-related work.
  • Software and applications desired: MS Word, MS Excel, statistical analysis software

INCOTEC US

Gerard Denny
US R&D Manager

1293 Harkins Rd,
Salinas, CA 93901
USA
C: (831) 229-5325
P: (831) 784-6685
E: gerard.denny@incotec.com                     
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05/31/2018

Lead Applications Scientist

Closing Date
31/08/2018

Status
Open

Department
Research and Development

Location
USA I Iowa - Urbandale

Term
Full time

Grade
Grade E

Job advert text
Croda is seeking a Senior Research Specialist for our Integrated Coating and Seed Technology (INCOTEC) business in our future Urbandale, IA location. The Senior Research Specialist is responsible for testing and developing novel polymer formulations for use in seed coatings, seed treatments, encrustments & other seed enhancement technologies.
The role requires a good knowledge of polymer chemistry and the formulation of ingredients to meet key surface properties, including durability, low dust off, efficient drying, good flow of treated objects, low tack, and meet requirements for seeds and biologically active molecules. This position reports to the Research Manager who collaborates with colleagues and partners globally.

Key Duties:

  • Complete short- and medium-term projects (from a few days to more than one year) and frequently with members of the team. Plan, run and monitor progress on all projects to deliver results on time. Unexpected projects do come up that must be carried out immediately and this means reorganizing the workload of self and coordinating priorities with others.
  • Build relationships with key technical and commercial influencers in order to understand objectives, and priorities, and influence technology decisions both internally and at customers.
  • Be recognized as an authority in a defined technology area. This can involve presentations and reports internally and to customer visits with commercial colleagues, promoting Croda's technical expertise through presentations and reports.
  • Provide high level technical support to customers and/or internally in a defined technology area.
  • Develop solutions to the customer problems which are sometimes complex and not always with a complete data set.
  • Provide training to the sales team, agents and customers on technical aspects of product s.
  • In some cases the role holder may lead a small technical team or collaborative body of work at a regional level or with global colleagues.
  • Use a creative, collaborative, and viable approach to support new product launches and existing product ranges, including development of new test methodologies. Design and carry out laboratory experiments.
  • Expected to identify opportunities for new projects. Expected to enhance knowledge of market areas and relevant technologies.

Qualifications:

 

  • MS or PhD degree in polymer chemistry or chemical or materials engineering, or related field, or BA/BS plus 5 or more years of experience preferably in water based formulations.
  • Experience preferred in developing water based formulations, fundamental knowledge of additives and surfactants, especially in film coating, pelletizing, seed encrustments and other enhancement applications; or closely related technologies.
  • Experience in measurement of physical chemical properties of formulations and coatings
  • Experience in working with seeds and in an agricultural environment is a plus
  • The candidate should demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills and good human relationship skills in addition to having good computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to complete assigned projects and generate reports.
  • The position may require some travel for training or project-related work.
  • Analytical Equipment experience desired include: Viscometers, chromatography, process control, analytical balances, formulation blenders, differential scanning calorimetry, polymer glass transition temperature analytics, tensile tests, coatings optical characterization
  • Software and applications desired: MS Word, MS Excel, statistical analysis software

Please note that this position will operate in a new laboratory based in Urbandale, Iowa, part of an attractive suburb of Des Moines - near many thriving technology centers, colleges, and universities. Projects typically involve local, regional, and global colleagues and partners.
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INCOTEC US

Gerard Denny
US R&D Manager

1293 Harkins Rd,
Salinas, CA 93901
USA
C: (831) 229-5325
P: (831) 784-6685
E: gerard.denny@incotec.com                     
W: www.incotec.com


 

 

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