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05/30/2017

Arcadia Biosciences

Job Announcement

FIELD/LAB TECHNICIAN

The Field/Lab Technician will be responsible for assisting in the harvest, preparation and data analysis of wheat seed in support of Arcadia’s Heat Wheat USAID project.   Harvest activities are expected to take place the week of June 12th in Woodland, CA and will include hot, physically challenging field conditions.  The remaining work will be conducted in a laboratory/office environment at Arcadia’s Davis location.  This is a temporary full-time position; 30-40 hours per week including compulsory attendance during field harvest dates.  The position begins on-or-about May 30, 2017 and ends no later than September 29, 2017; flexibility can be offered during school sessions.  This position pays $12.00 per hour.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Harvest crop seed in field conditions
  • Clean and sort seed according to pre-established criteria
  • Measure, analyze and record seed data

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITITIES

 

  • Able to work in hot, physically challenging field conditions
  • Able to conduct routine, repetitive and detailed tasks
  • Able to meticulously measure and record data
  • Able to use Excel spreadsheets
  • Able to perform simple statistical operations on data sets

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • This is an ideal summer position for an undergraduate student; plant science majors preferred.  No experience necessary

EMAIL RESUMES TO:

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
jobs@arcadiabio.com

 

05/31/2017

Plant Breeder 1


Location: Stockton, CA

Our Company

* The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global food and beverage powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $29 billion in revenue and is the 3rd largest food and beverage company in North America and 5th largest in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.

Owners Only!

* This is a role for someone who craves a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering against the model in the largest business unit for Kraft Heinz. It is both a strategic and a tactical position. Those that do not want to get their hands dirty or build out a function against a blank slate without buying pre-packaged solutions should not apply.

Role / Title

HeinzSeed, a division of the Kraft Heinz Food company, is the global leader in development and sales of processing tomato varieties. To support our global business strategy, the Plant Breeder I will generate superior, value-added inbred processing tomato lines integrating genomic, field, and phenotyping information adapted to the needs of California and other major processing markets.

Key Components of the role

* Develop and execute methodology to efficiently stack favorable traits into agronomically desirable inbreds that meet specific project profiles for hybrid development.

* Create superior inbreds based upon both genotype and field performance leveraging available germplasm pools.

* Undertake collection of objective and quantitative phenotypic data of genetic material and analyze results using statistical tools to identify unique genotypic associations.

* Identify sources of new, economically valuable traits and incorporate into breeding material for California and similar climates using traditional crossbreeding techniques and genetic markers information.

* Develop crossing strategies for new parent development and trait incorporation.

* Remain abreast of technical, genetic, and statistical developments relevant to the tomato breeding program.

* Assist in planning, organizing and planting of field trials in research and grower fields.

* Develop a command of the needs of the California processing tomato market

* Review new opportunities for adding efficiency to the breeding process and hasten inbred development.

* Become familiar with all field, lab and GH activities to assist when necessary.

Qualifications:

* PhD in applied plant breeding/genetics/bioinformatics is preferred. An MS degree with 5 years (post graduate) applied breeding experience is acceptable.

* Demonstrated competency in field research; the successful candidate must be very comfortable working outside in the summer for long periods.

* A working knowledge of phytopathology and plant physiology is preferred.

* Excellent competency in Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word.

* Statistical analysis training using R or comparable statistical software.

* Coursework in and/or application of bioinformatics research.

* Innovative and interested in developing new ideas that are aligned with the objectives of the program.

* Flexibility to adapt to frequent changes and handle multiple projects simultaneously

* Ability to work closely as part of a multi-breeder research program.

* Excellent English language communication skills (writing and speaking)

* Ability to work legally in the US.

* Since some travel outside of the United States may be required, current passport and visa eligibility is required.

Additional Information:

The Plant Breeder I must perform field selections, evaluations, and screening from upwards of 1000 populations each summer. This work involves having a clear understanding of the market needs and the direction of the breeding program for California. Data will be generated from various program areas and locations which will need to be analyzed for application to breeding objectives in a timely manner. Because of the seasonal nature, the work is very time sensitive. There is the need to work within very strict deadlines to achieve long term research objectives.

* Employee will begin the first year in a tomato breeding training program involving hands-on experiences with various greenhouse and field jobs including planting, processing tests, molecular marker analysis, and pollinations.

* While the California market is the focus of this position, there may be opportunities for travel to other areas where Heinz breeding research is performed.

* Comply with all HNA, California, and Federal Safety laws and seed transfer procedures.

* The position has regular contact with most other members of Heinz's Seed and Ag. Res Depts., in HNA and Australia plus our California seed dealer.

EEO Statement

Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. As an equal opportunity employer, Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the American's with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 847 646-6044 for assistance. Location (External)

Posted by StartWire

 

05/31/2017

Biostatistician/Plant-Breeder (m/f) for Automation of Marker Data Analysis in Sugarbeet Breeding

We are seeking at the earliest opportunity a Biostatistician/Plant-Breeder (m/f) for Automation of Marker Data Analysis in Sugarbeet Breeding in a permanent position on a full time basis. You are able to collect requirements for automated analysis of molecular marke data and develop concepts and software tools as a member of the sugarbeet breeding  team.

Your tasks:

  • Transfer and further development of concepts for storage and analysis of big data
  • Software development for automation of workflows
  • Continuous check of new external software  tools
  • Optimize processes for data analysis in molecular plant breeding
  • Direct support in breeding  projects
  • Interaction with activities within the KWS-R&D  network
  • Participation in scientific meetings and  workshops

Your profile:

  • PhD or MSc in plant science or statistics
  • Experience in data management and programming (e.g. R or VB, C++, Python)
  • Know how in process  optimization
  • Knowledge in genetics and application of molecular markers
  • Knowledge in plant or animal breeding
  • Team player and excellent communication skills
  • Very good English language skills, basic German knowledge is a plus
  • Reasoning power and self-initiative
  • Willingness for personnel development

Please send your detailed job application in English to the job posting number, to jobs@kws.com

Look at your future company. Here you can see the panoramic view for different buildings at our headquarter in Einbeck: www.kws.de/ kws_360view

job posting number:
447-G

Address:

KWS Services Deutschland GmbH
Human Resources, Robert Graf
P.O. 1463, 37555 Einbeck; Germany
Phone: ++49 5561 311-1239

About KWS

KWS has been breeding crops for the moderate climatic zone for more than 160 years. The company is now one of the world’s leading seed producers. It has some 4,700 employees and a footprint touching more than 70   countries.

Further information please visit:  www.kws.com/career

 

 

 

06/17/2017

A Postdoctoral Position Available in the Strawberry Molecular Genetics and Genomics at the University of Florida, Tampa Bay Area

 

The Strawberry Molecular Genetics and Genomics Laboratory at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to conduct genomics and bioinformatics research. This position will provide ample opportunity for the motivated scientist to conduct productive research and publish high quality manuscripts.

The University of Florida (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant and Sea-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 60,000 students. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (http://ifas.ufl.edu) includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (http://cals.ufl.edu), the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (http://research.ifas.ufl.edu), the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (http://extension.ifas.ufl.edu), the College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu), the Florida Sea Grant program (http://www.flseagrant.org/ ), and encompasses 17 on-campus academic departments and schools, 13 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain).

The GCREC is home to 19 UF faculty and has been rated as one of the top workplaces in the Tampa Bay Area.  The research center is located 25 minutes from downtown Tampa and 2 hours from the UF main campus in Gainesville, FL.  

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will participate in processing and analyzing next generation sequencing data to characterize the complex genome structure of octoploid strawberry. This large genomic data set will be applied for the discovery of genes associated with fruit quality, flavor, and disease resistance. Also, the appointee is expected to work closely with other researchers and students in the strawberry breeding program and assist in the analysis of strawberry sequence data for several ongoing projects.

Duration of Appointment and Salary:

The position is available immediately, and initial appointment is for 1 year, renewable annually. A renewal of the appointment will be contingent based on success of research program (individual performance and publications). The minimum salary is $48,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits are included.

Requirements:

  • PhD degree, a strong record of accomplishment in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or related life sciences discipline.
  • Ability to develop new bioinformatics tools and pipelines for the strawberry molecular breeding program.
  • Ability to work closely and harmoniously with the team of scientists in the strawberry genomics and breeding programs.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, ability to design and conduct experiment independently, self-learning and problem solving abilities, self-motivation and creativity.
  • Excellent academic record.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing bioinformatics supports to scientists, or postdoctoral experience in molecular genomics and/or bioinformatics.  
  • Working or collaborative experience in plant breeding programs, but not required.
  • Ability to develop web-based support tool for genomics-assisted breeding.
  • Proficiency in analyzing large-scale sequence data and complex genome assembly.
  • Experience in RNAseq, RenSeq, NGS and SMRT sequencing.   

Interested candidates for this position are encouraged to send a cover letter, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references to Dr. Seonghee Lee (seonghee105@ufl.edu).

Seonghee Lee

Strawberry Molecular Genetics & Genomics

Univ. of Florida/IFAS/Gulf Coast REC

14625 CR 672, Wimauma, FL  33598

Office: (813) 633-4151

06/17/2017

Assistant Plant Breeder   |  Oxnard, CA  |  Research & Development Department  |  Full-Time

Duda Farm Fresh Foods is a world leader in celery production, innovation and celery research. A subsidiary of A. Duda & Sons, a family owned company with a rich heritage in celery for 91 years. Duda Farm Fresh Foods has a research center devoted to celery research, a state of the art celery processing facility, a world leading breeding program with approximately 100 celery varieties to its credit including numerous preeminent developments and a team of scientists committed to maintaining its esteemed position.  Duda is currently seeking a qualified candidate as Assistant Plant Breeder to join this team.  The Assistant Plant Breeder will play a critical role in providing assistance to three celery breeders and will be actively involved with the production, harvest and processing teams from Arizona to Northern California.  The position will be responsible for celery research including coordination of trials, evaluation, data collection and data analysis. Duda Farm Fresh Foods is seeking a candidate that is interested in being involved in a diverse research effort that will include varietal development, cultural practices, postharvest studies, processing and harvest techniques, to list a few.

Responsibilities & Qualifications 

  • Coordination of breeding trials including seeding, transplanting, harvest and evaluation ensuring appropriate data collection and entry.
  • Responsible for providing project status updates, reviews and evaluation and full reports for all research activities to appropriate individuals
  • Willing to travel to other locations/out of state in order to assist in seed operations, become familiar with the larger Duda breeding program, team objectives and meetings.
  • Responsible for collection of data for patents and providing assistance in data entry.
  • Assist in planning, implementation, evaluation and summarization of production research including organic production in celery, lettuce and radish.
  • Capable of working as a member of a team sharing responsibilities, ideas, inputs and coordinating for a meaningful and thorough outcome.
  • Great temperament for working with growers, nurseries and various individuals outside of the company.
  • Capable of differentiating information or materials that are confidential and sharing information appropriately within and outside the Duda organization.
  • Experience/Knowledge in Microsoft Office.
  • Fluent in English, Spanish beneficial.
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus five years’ experience with breeding, trialing or relevant responsibilities required.
  • Master’s Degree Preferred. Area(s) of study: plant breeding, biology, horticulture, agronomy or related field.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to paula.campuzano@duda.com

06/30/2017

Lundberg Family Farms

Position Title: Seed Program Specialist

Area of Focus: Administration

Employment Status: Full-time; non-exempt;

Reports to: Nursery Manager

Company Profile

Lundberg Family Farms is committed to producing the finest quality organic rice and rice products. Since 1937 the Lundberg family has been growing healthy, great tasting rice while respecting and sustaining the earth. Today, the third and fourth generations carry on the family heritage by using eco-positive farming methods that produce wholesome, healthful rice, rice cakes, rice chips and risottos while improving and protecting the environment for generations to come.

Purpose and Key Results of the Position

The Seed Specialist coordinates and supports the nursery department in preparing and executing the nursery plan for selecting, developing and perpetuating varieties of rice. Success in this position will contribute to the company’s ability to maintain certification of selected varieties, improve on current varieties and provide sufficient seed to meet production requirements. The Seed Specialist will also provide support to other field crop research projects to meet the company’s need for new product development and sustainability.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Include:

  • Seed Production – Assist in seed preparation, planning, planting, maintenance and harvest of headrows, small and large plots for breeder seed and certified seed production.
  • Breeding Support – Assist in seed preparation, planning, planting, maintenance and harvest of breeding nursery for variety evaluation and new line development.
  • Field Research Support - Assist in execution of field and greenhouse trials of other crops (e.g., quinoa, beans and cover crops) through seed introduction, planting, harvesting, data collection and analysis.

Education and Experience

  • B.S. or Master’s degree in Crop/Plant Sciences 
  • A minimum of one to two years of work experience in seed production or plant breeding

Application Process

To apply for this position, you can do so by visiting our employment page at www.Lundberg.com/employment. For the best application experience, we recommend using the latest version of internet explorer. To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter and two to three letters of reference. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (530) 538-3545.

06/30/2017

JUNIOR LANDSCAPE DESIGNER POSITION

Simmonds & Associates is a boutique landscape architecture firm based in Marin County and serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We specialize in residential estates, multi-family developments, and equestrian facilities.

We are looking for an entry-level designer with 1-5 years’ experience. Position will include assisting with the following project tasks:

  • AutoCAD drafting and construction documents;
  • Freehand drawing, colored renderings, master plans, and other preparations for presentations;
  • Accompanying the principal or associate to job sites and client meetings, taking notes for later distribution.

The successful applicant will possess the following qualities:

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Landscape Architecture;
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, and a willingness to learn our office standards;
  • Ability to sketch and draft freehand;
  • Basic understanding of landscape construction techniques;
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign;
  • Knowledge of sustainable landscape practices and local San Francisco Bay Area microclimates and plant material;
  • Neatness, organizational skills, & punctuality;
  • Good writing skills, listening skills, creative problem solving skills, spatial thinking skills, task management, & willingness to learn;

The successful candidate will receive mentoring and training from the Principal and Associate for the development of their design skills and in the workings of a small landscape architecture office.  Our objective is to train the selected candidate to become an innovative and successful landscape architect.

Compensation will be commensurate with abilities.

Please e-mail interest and resumes to:
info@simmonds-associates.com  att’n: Warren Simmonds

www.simmonds-associates.com

06/30/2017

ENZA ZADEN

Enza Zaden has an opening for a Breeding Facilities Supervisor in San Juan Bautista, CA. 

The Breeding Facilities Supervisor would oversee Crop Workers and help care for the crops for the benefit of the research department or breeders to help in the implementation of the breeding program. Observes aspects of the crops’ development and has the expertise needed to propose improvements.

Applicants can apply by clicking on the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=enzausa&jobId=135934&lang=en_US&source=CC4

06/30/2017

Bayside Solutions

Research Assistant

https://jobs.baysidesolutions.com/Research-Assistant-Jobs-in-Hayward-CA/3655721

06/30/2017

RECRUITMENT PROFILE, AGRONOMIST

My client company is a well-respected,wholly owned subsidiary of a major international diversified company founded to solve environmental problems and to develop  environmental  friendly crop protection agents and labor reducing farm technologies. They are engagedin the development, registration, sales and marketing of integrated technological solutions for crop production and pest management that deliver value for their  customers and stakeholders. A leading crop protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop product markets in North America, my client's products help growers produce safe and abundant food and fiber crops, and horticultural professionals improve the quality of life for their customers.  The corporate motto, Products That Work, From People Who Care®, describes the company's business philosophy. My client seeks out and provides customers with innovative and effective solutions to their production challenges.  Their vision is to be the best company delivering integrated solutions of biorational and traditional crop protection solutions to their customers.  The client company is dedicated to creating a world that is healthier and more comfortable, and that has a sustainable abundance of quality, affordable food, helping crops to be the ultimate renewable resource.

Description of Job:
The purpose of this position is to initiate, direct and supervise execution of residue studies for registration of crop protection products following EPA guideline study procedures.  Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art study principles. Designs terrestrial field dissipation studies, raw agricultural commodity studies (RAC) and other field studies ( prospective ground water or runoff studies, etc).  Makes major contributions to scientific forums and conferences.  Serves as an in-house consultant to the Registration Managers.  Interfaces with various federal, state and local regulatory agencies.  Uses concepts to contribute to the development of company products using science based principles to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways.

  • Monitor and provide guidance on regulatory requirements and issues impacting company products.
  • Work closely with federal and state registration managers and technical industry groups.
  • Good understanding of agricultural chemical development and regulatory processes.
  • Has an understanding  of and  working knowledge of various dietary modeling approaches.
  • Working knowledge of drift reduction technologies, conducting of spray drift studies, and wind tunnel evaluations.
  • The successful candidate will have experience working in a team-oriented environment managing multiple projects. Should also  possess excellent analytical, interpretive and communication skills, and be able to adapt technical skills to changing needs. 
  • Have a strong capacity for problem solving, planning, organization, and the ability to develop technical skills in disciplines beyond the candidate’s area of expertise. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for this position.  A high level of advocacy skills and an ability to work with senior scientists and others internal and external to Valent.
  • This position is suited for an energetic team-oriented individual who also has the ability to operate autonomously.
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Perform research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects.  Make detailed observations, analyze data and interpret results.  Exercise technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies.  Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses.  Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature.  Contribute to project process within his/her scientific discipline.  Investigate, create and develop new methods and technologies for project advancement.  Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.  May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals. 
  • Understanding crop pollination requirements, practices and needs.  
  • Able to document and record under stringent Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) systems. 

Skills:  Must have a practice working knowledge of agriculture and agricultural row, vegetable and specialty crop systems.

Education & Experience:  PhD with 3+ years of agricultural chemical industry experience –Or- MS with 5+ years of agricultural chemical industry experience –Or- BS with 8+ years of agricultural chemical industry experience

For immediate consideration, please contact:

Michele Sarlat
(206) 900-5668
Danville, CA

06/30/2017

Arcadia Biosciences

Job Announcement

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I

This Research Associate will be responsible for carrying out scientific activities related to Arcadia’s trait development programs. Specifically, this position requires a candidate with an understanding of the manipulation and assay of nucleic acids and experience with planting, sampling and crossing of plants. The ideal candidate will have training in plant molecular biology, plant physiology or genetics. The working environment is varied: lab, growth chamber, greenhouse, and office. This position will interact with all project team members and growth facility staff in research planning and delivery of project goals with seasonal and timeline driven deadlines.  This is a regular full-time position.  Salary based upon experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs research and development in collaboration with others.
  • Performs PCR based methods for genotyping.
  • Organizes seed populations for planting in the growth chambers, greenhouse or field.
  • Coordinates with growth operations staff on resource utilization and scheduling.
  • Collaborates with growth operations staff on developing standard growing protocols for promoting vegetative and reproductive growth.
  • Coordinates tissue sample collection from the growth chamber, greenhouse or field.
  • Routinely observes plants for morphological differences and developing plant health problems.
  • Assists research colleagues with specific seed assays and quality experiments.
  • Performs germination tests for viability and segregation assays for generation advancement.
  • May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals
  • Write periodic reports to company colleagues as well as monthly status reports.
  • Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve problems of defined scope in a creative and effective way.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITITIES

  • Understanding of basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, sequencing, restriction digests, cloning, and PCR based genotyping methods
  • Preferred candidates will also have experience with database applications such as Filemaker and Access and with spreadsheet applications such as Excel.
  • Must be able to tolerate different working conditions since environments will vary; greenhouse, growth chamber, lab and field.
  • Research experience with agricultural crops and plant molecular biology including PCR based molecular marker systems is desired.
  • Basic understanding of plant genetics and plant breeding techniques is also highly desirable.
  • Flexibility to work longer hours (including weekends) to meet seasonal deadlines.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline such as Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Science, Plant Biology, Horticulture or related field with 0-2 years’ direct work experience.

EMAIL RESUMES TO:

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
jobs@arcadiabio.com

 

06/30/2017

Research Aquatic Ecologist

Engineer Research and Development Center - U.S. Army

United States, Vicksburg

27 April 2017  

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Research Aquatic Ecologist – Vicksburg MS

https://www.researchgate.net/job/880446_Research_Aquatic_Ecologist

The Environmental Laboratory’s Aquatic Ecology and Invasive Species Branch at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg MS (USA) conducts research in aquatic biology and restoration ecology of large river systems and their associated floodplains.  Our research projects are focused on conservation of threatened and endangered species and the control and management of invasive species.  We evaluate biotic communities over broad spatiotemporal scales, and document benefits of ecosystem restoration.  Research is conducted nationwide, with opportunities for collaborations with academia and government agencies in the United States and abroad.  Our scientists represent a diverse suite of disciplines including fisheries biology, herpetology, malacology, and invertebrate ecology in freshwater and near-shore coastal environments.

The ERDC is one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world, providing high quality, responsive engineering and environmental research for the U.S. Army and Nation.  It is composed of seven laboratories and over 2,000 employees, which execute more than $1B per year in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, and a variety of other sponsors.  The Environmental Laboratory’s 200+ scientists and engineers seek to “provide solutions to tomorrow’s environmental challenges” through a broad array of basic and applied research.  To obtain more information, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to: Dr. Timothy E. Lewis via the "Apply for this job"button.    See USA jobs  US Army Corps of Engineers

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

U.S. Citizens only.

06/30/2017

Lundberg Family Farms

Position Title: Seed Program Specialist

Employment Status: Full-time; non-exempt;

Area of Focus: Administration

Reports to: Nursery Manager

Company Profile

Lundberg Family Farms is committed to producing the finest quality organic rice and rice products. Since 1937 the Lundberg family has been growing healthy, great tasting rice while respecting and sustaining the earth. Today, the third and fourth generations carry on the family heritage by using eco-positive farming methods that produce wholesome, healthful rice, rice cakes, rice chips and risottos while improving and protecting the environment for generations to come.

Purpose and Key Results of the Position

The Seed Specialist coordinates and supports the nursery department in preparing and executing the nursery plan for selecting, developing and perpetuating varieties of rice. Success in this position will contribute to the company’s ability to maintain certification of selected varieties, improve on current varieties and provide sufficient seed to meet production requirements. The Seed Specialist will also provide support to other field crop research projects to meet the company’s need for new product development and sustainability.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Include:

  • Seed Production – Assist in seed preparation, planning, planting, maintenance and harvest of headrows, small and large plots for breeder seed and certified seed production.
  • Breeding Support – Assist in seed preparation, planning, planting, maintenance and harvest of breeding nursery for variety evaluation and new line development.
  • Field Research Support - Assist in execution of field and greenhouse trials of other crops (e.g., quinoa, beans and cover crops) through seed introduction, planting, harvesting, data collection and analysis.

Education and Experience

  • B.S. or Master’s degree in Crop/Plant Sciences
  • A minimum of one to two years of work experience in seed production or plant breeding

Application Process

To apply for this position, you can do so by visiting our employment page at www.Lundberg.com/employment. For the best application experience, we recommend using the latest version of internet explorer. To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter and two to three letters of reference. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (530) 538-3545.

 

06/30/2017

PARTNERS of the AMERICAS

USAID

Volunteer with Partners’ 

Farmer-to-Farmer Program

The Partners of the Americas’ Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program is a US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program that improves economic opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean.The program focuses on select agricultural value chains and support sectors, and US volunteers provide specific technical assistance to farmers, cooperatives, agribusinesses, extension services, government agencies, and other institutions. F2F blends two goals: providing people-to-people level exchanges and promoting sustainable economic growth and development.

Countries: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, with select activities in other countries

Activities: Local staff in each country work together with farmers, agriculture organizations, and other hosts to identify technical needs and develop specific volunteer assignment requests. US technical volunteers are then recruited and travel for two to three weeks to work with their counterparts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Volunteer assignments focus on specific interventions that improve farm and agribusiness operations, assist with marketing and market linkages, and strengthen organizations in areas such as horticulture, livestock and dairy, beekeeping, business development, marketing, food processing, and climate change adaptation. The success of F2F depends on identifying the specific technical assistance needs of in-country agricultural organizations and then recruiting and fielding the right volunteers to respond to those needs.

Volunteer Participation: The F2F Program has many available volunteer opportunities. US technical experts in a wide range of relevant fields may be recruited for particular scopes of work. Volunteers may also submit resumes to be considered for future assignments. F2F covers all costs of airfare, lodging, meals, insurance, and any other assignment-related expenses. 

If you are interested in volunteering with F2F, please send your resume to Stephanie Verganza (sverganza@partners.net) at the Partners International Office. To see current openings, please visit www.partners.net/volunteer-us.

09/01/2017

Monrovia

Internship Program

At Monrovia, we Grow Beautifully ®. It is how we describe our culture of excellence, working together to grow beautiful plants to inspire and transform the world. The summer program runs for 9-weeks beginning in June and ending in August at our nurseries in Visalia, California; Dayton, Oregon; Cairo, Georgia; and Granby, Connecticut. The scheduled work week is Monday through Friday and while hours vary by nursery, they are typically around 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Interns are paid a standard rate per hour to cover living expenses. Internship housing and transportation is the responsibility of each intern. We offer assistance in finding or sharing housing with other interns.

Internships available in Sales, Operations, Marketing, I.T.

Find all the information you need at: monrovia.com/internship

ny questions on the program may be directed to Claudia Santana at
(626) 513-0230 or csantana@monrovia.com.

09/14/2017

Seedquest

Molecular Lab Technician

Location: Woodland, California, USA

The technician will assist senior scientists in trait discovery and advancement, and QA/QC activities for Nuseed’s core crops of canola, sunflower and sorghum.

Principal tasks and accountabilities:

  • Assist senior scientists in developing and employing molecular tools to support breeding and QA/QC
  • Conduct experiments and analyze experimental data
  • Coordinate lab-field activities
  • Troubleshooting
  • Keep accurate records
  • Comply with company policies

Experience and qualifications:

  • An associate degree in plant biology, agronomy or related fields
  • Hands on experience in DNA extraction and PCR
  • Ability to conduct experiments independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent leadership, multi-task project management, and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Self-motivated with good working ethic and positive attitude

Competencies:

  • Customer Focus- Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions.
  • Drives Engagement – Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • Drives Results – Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Instills Trust – Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.
  • Nimble Learning – Actively learns through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
  • Plans and Aligns – Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Situational Adaptability – Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Candidates in US ONLY

If this is you - send us your resume and cover letter to the following email address: resumes@us.nufarm.com

The Company will make reasonable accommodations to individuals with known disabilities who are able to perform the essential functions of their jobs with or without such accommodations, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company’s operations. Individuals requiring accommodation should speak to the Company’s Human Resources Department concerning their needs.

Applications

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Posted from March 14, 2017 until September 14, 2017
SeedQuest reference number: 86223

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country where the position is located.

http://www.seedquest.com/jobs.php?type=job&page=job&id_article=86223&id_region=&id_category=&id_crop

11/14/2017

Director

Student Farm at UC Davis

The Student Farm at UC Davis (SF) is seeking a new director to lead the continued development of the SF as a learning community where students from many disciplines work to create, maintain and explore sustainable food systems on a 20+ acre farm. A key component of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI), the SF has served UC Davis students and faculty and the public with educational, research, and outreach opportunities focused on sustainable agriculture and food systems for 40 years. Each year over 400 students engage in staff- and faculty-mentored experiential learning through which they come to understand sustainability through the soils, crops, climate, and community in which they work and within programs ranging from backyard garden scale to mechanized crop and compost production

The SF Director provides intellectual, academic, and community leadership to the SF and has primary responsibility for overall vision and administration as well as the programs' educational, research and public service functions.  The Director collaborates with staff and students to ensure the SF learning community collectively develops and achieves it short-term and long-term goals focused on just and sustainable agriculture and food systems, experiential learning, and student leadership and empowerment.

Recruitment period:

Open date: December 1st, 2016

Next review date: February 21st, 2017

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: November 14th, 2017

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Job is located on the UC Davis campus in Davis, CA.

See a full job description and apply for the position here.

Learn more about the Student Farm and the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis.