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Post-Doctoral Associate: Rice Genetics & Breeding  


WORK LOCATION: Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart, AR, 72160. (Approximately nine miles East of Stuttgart and in the heart of the Grand Prairie rice growing region.) The Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, emphasizing production and economics of rice.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  This is a full-time, 12-month position with paid vacation and fringe benefits.  The successful candidate will support an established team-oriented rice breeding program for the development of rice cultivars, emphasizing screening and selection techniques for tolerance to high nighttime temperature stress. The incumbent will work collaboratively with breeders, plant physiologists and geneticists to elucidate the mechanisms of heat stress tolerance in rice as related to seed set, rough rice and milled rice yield performance, and rice grain quality (chalkiness) characteristics.  The incumbent will be expected to design and implement research that includes, but is not limited to, marker population development, molecular marker discovery, field and growth chamber studies for heat stress tolerance, and the molecular analysis of field samples to track trait introgression and optimize successful data collection.  The molecular analysis will include selecting appropriate DNA isolation methods, analyzing the PCR products through capillary electrophoresis and KASP fluorescent endpoint detection platforms, and SNP chip analysis and other tasks as required.  Understanding plant breeding, practical applications of statistical analysis, genomic mapping, bioinformatics, and computational biology software are preferred skills for the successful candidate. Applicants should have excellent verbal/written communication skills. The Post-Doctoral Associate will work directly with the Rice Breeding and Varietal Development Project and be responsible to the Station Director.  Funding is for 5 years with extensions contingent upon availability of funding. 
QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have a PhD degree in Genetics,  Plant Breeding or closely related field preferably in molecular genetics or molecular  biology.  Three years of  experience in molecular analysis in a plant breeding program is required. Experience  in rice breeding and screening for abiotic stress is highly desirable.

SALARY:  Competitive, commensurate with training and experience.

CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2017 or until position is filled.


The following documents will be required:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)

ABOUT THE DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE: We are a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas County. The Division consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees reporting to the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



JUNIOR SPECIALIST – Plant Nutrition and Soil Water Plant Relations


The Department of Plant Sciences is recruiting for a Junior Specialist with background in plant sciences/soil hydrology/soil-plant-water relation to join our team starting immediately. This is part of an inter-disciplinary project focused on developing nitrogen management protocols for fruit crops, water, salt, and nitrogen dynamics in soil under various agricultural managements with the aim of quantifying and minimizing nitrate leaching below the root-zone of crops and orchards. General responsibilities will include following experimental protocols designed by a research team consisting of faculty, graduate students and staff. The candidate will be expected to collect and analyze data, and make substantive scientific, scholarly, and intellectual contributions by evaluating the general methodological approaches being used, and to recommend alternative approaches where appropriate. The candidate will also be expected to independently review the scientific literature in this area in order to evaluate the scientific validity of the data analysis method being used and any model which may be proposed based on these data. The on-going experiments are located in different counties in California under farmer managed field conditions and on campus under controlled condition. The experiments use sequential tree harvesting and sampling through the season to develop nutrient budget and early leaf sampling protocol and a variety of soil moisture, soil water potential, and soil salinity sensors to quantify soil water dynamics in a network of wireless-connected nodes of data logging and data collection devices. The candidate will be responsible for collecting, processing and analyzing plant samples and for the instrumentation (installing sensors in the ground at different depth and connect them to datalogger), programming the Campbell Scientific dataloggers, maintenance of the deployed sensors and running dataloggers, soil sampling, soil moisture measurement, and leaf water potential measurements. This position involves frequent field sampling at UCDavis field station in Davis and regular field trips (2-4 times a month of two-four days long trip with overnight stay in a hotel around the work area) to area in Fresno, Tulare and Kern Counties.


B.S. degree (M.Sc. is preferred) in Plant Sciences, Hydrology, Soil Science, and Environmental Science or closely related field. Must have or be able to obtain a valid California driver license and be able to take field trips that will require overnight stays. 
Term of Appointment: Part to full-time through 12/31/2017. This position may be extended for up to 2 years depending on the availability of funding.

Salary: $17.99/hr

To Apply:
Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at The position will remain open until March 30, 2017.

For technical or administrative questions regarding the application process, please email Review of application will begin February 3, 2017.

Dr. Saiful Muhammad, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Plant Sciences
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8515
Telephone: (530) 761-3086

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.




Area Cooperative Extension Advisor
Orchard and Vineyard Systems

The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for orchard and vineyard systems will conduct a locally-based extension, education and applied research program to develop and integrate all aspects of pomology and viticulture production. The primary responsibility for this position will be developing a research and education program to address high priority production and pest management issues for walnuts, wine grapes, cherries and apricots in Stanislaus County. In addition, the CE advisor will respond to apricot clientele inquires and deliver science-based information in San Joaquin County. The CE advisor will develop sustainable agricultural practices to assure the assigned crops remain economically viable and are farmed using environmentally sensitive methods. Key clientele will include commercial farms (both large and small), pest control advisers, allied industries, commodity groups, public agencies, and consumers. The CE advisor will be expected to become a statewide leader in walnut, cherry and apricot production.



  • Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives
  • Conduct and report regular comprehensive needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
  • Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.
  • Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
  • Maintain and promote UC ANR CE’s credibility and visibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with government agencies, commodity groups, allied industry groups, policy makers and other organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.
  • Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences through a variety of outreach methods.
  • Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR academics, including CE specialists, AES faculty, CE advisors and/or others, to address priority issues for UC ANR.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as such as pomology, production horticulture, plant science or a closely related field. An understanding of agricultural production practices, field research and statistical design is required. The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address production and environmental challenges is required. Competence in contemporary communication methods is desirable. Experience in applied research and extension is highly desirable. Excellent written, public speaking and interpersonal communication skills are required.


SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scale, please refer to: For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit our website To assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted by March 31, 2017 to


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, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Data Science position in Bioinformatics Research Center

Cluster Hire in Data Science of Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security, NC State University

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks an outstanding faculty at any rank to form a new interdisciplinary faculty cluster on “Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security”.   The Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security cluster will develop new knowledge on emerging plant disease biology using an expanding array of new technologies to gather, analyze, synthesize, and share knowledge about emerging infectious diseases of plants caused by agricultural crop pathogens and arthropod vectors of these pathogens using: novel biosurveillance methods, remote sensing, GPS and mapping systems.

The new faculty cluster in Emerging Disease Biology and Global Food Security seeks an outstanding interdisciplinary data scientist for an open rank tenure-track faculty position, conducting cross-cutting research in population genomics, epidemiology, and the evolution of emerging pests and pathogens of agricultural crops.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated expertise in the development and use of molecular, bioinformatics, and geospatial tools to track sources of disease outbreaks at multiple levels of scale, from the genome and biome to ecosystems. Candidates will be expected to work closely with other biologists and modelers recruited as part of the cluster, and to interact with other clusters, including Bioinformatics, Geospatial Analytics, Genetic Engineering and Society, and Data-Driven Sciences.  The position will be housed in the Bioinformatics Research Center, an interdisciplinary unit with faculty from Statistics, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, and other departments.

The Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security cluster provides a dynamic environment for teaching and research collaborations across disciplines. NC State’s location in the Research Triangle provides rich opportunities for interactions with industry; other universities, including Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a number of government agencies. Opportunities for synergistic linkages with the Southeast Regional Climate Hub, USDA Center for Plant Health Science and Technology, and the Southern Region IPM Center are also highly anticipated.

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program is adding new faculty members in select fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State’s already-strong efforts. The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program marks a major initiative of the university’s strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future.”  Explore more information about the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at

The candidate should have a doctorate in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Plant or Microbial Sciences or other related discipline with both strong quantitative training and an applied focus as described.  Candidates should have the ability to teach at a variety of levels and the capacity to mentor at the doctoral level.  The candidates should have a strong capacity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and become part of the integrated core team developing the Global Food Security Graduate Certificate Program. The capacity to mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows is expected. Priority will be given to candidates that have demonstrated interdisciplinary collaborations that cut across academic units.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other related discipline with strong quantitative training and an applied focus as described.   Candidates should have demonstrated ability or potential to attract extramural funding, and will be expected to take a leading role in developing new cross-cutting initiatives at NCSU, exploiting the traditional strengths in quantitative and biological sciences. For consideration, a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research goals for the cluster and contact information for references are requested.

Materials for consideration will be accepted electronically via A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. The target start date for is August 2017; however, a mutually beneficial time may be negotiated. Questions about the position may be directed with a subject line “CFEPGFS inquiry” to or Dr. Jean Ristaino (

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process please call (919) 515-3148.


Assistant/Associate Professor of Weed Biology

Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

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 Weed Science with a research emphasis on the physiological/biological/ecological processes of weedy plants in either croplands or natural areas. The successful candidate will join the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.

Criteria for appointment include: Ph.D. or equivalent in a field of plant physiology, biology, ecology, genetics or related discipline with strong emphasis on weed science. Post-doctoral experience is preferred, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. The appointee will be responsible for instruction of 1.5 courses per year prior to tenure and at least two classes a year after tenure. Teaching responsibility will include an undergraduate Introduction to Weed Science course and could include an upper division course on weed biology and management, and contributions to a graduate course on the physiology of herbicide action. Teaching responsibilities may also include other key courses critical to the department. The candidate must also be actively involved in undergraduate advising, curricular development and department and university service. The appointee is also expected to guide and mentor graduate students and participate in research and outreach/engagement programs consistent with the mission of the CA Agricultural Experiment Station.

Applicants should submit materials via the following website:

Additional inquiries can be directed to:

Dr. Kassim Al-Khatib
Department of Plant Sciences, MS4 One Shields Ave.
University of California, Davis, CA 95616 E-mail:

The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by March 31, 2017

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.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work- life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is expecting to earn the U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation by 2018-2019. Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through such organizations and programs as the Center for African Diaspora Student Success; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center; Casa Cuauhtémoc Chicano-Latino Theme House; Asian Pacific American Theme House; ME/SA (Middle astern/South Asian) living-learning community; Multi- Ethnic Program (MEP); Chicano/Latino Retention Initiative; and Native American Theme Program.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.



Genetic Project Lead position in Netherlands


Forever Green Initiative: Forever Pennycress

University of Minnesota

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Location: St. Paul, MN
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Genomics or closely related field.

Duties/Responsibilities: The Forever Green Initiative (FGI, at the University of Minnesota (UMN) has received funding from the Walton Family Foundation to support a post-doctoral research associate to develop new cover crops. The ultimate goals of the FGI are to improve farmland environments by reducing soil erosion and nutrient leaching that threaten both soil health and water quality. The postdoc will join a team of investigators dedicated to creating new crops and cropping systems that will provide a continuous living cover on the Upper Midwestern landscape. This living cover will deliver ecosystem services needed to protect farmlands and waterways, while increasing economic returns to farmers. The goal of the postdoc will be to advance the utility of winter-hardy lines of Camelina sativa (camelina) and Thlaspi arvense (pennycress) as new oilseed crops that can be grown during the fallow period between the harvest of corn and the sowing of soybean. These new crops can produce biofuels and edible oils without disrupting current farming practices. Both camelina and pennycress are in need of trait improvements to facilitate their adoption as winter double crops.  Strategies for making improvements are provided by the vast store of knowledge gleaned from research on the related plant, Arabidopsis thaliana. The fellow will focus on trait discovery, DNA marker development, and association mapping. The fellow is expected to take an active role in conceptualizing and leading new experiments and serving as a team member in other projects. The incumbent will also, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, aid in proposal writing as well as draft and publish peer-review manuscripts.

The fellow will be supervised by M. David Marks (see: in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. Start date is early 2017.

? Completion of Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Genetics, Genomics or closely related field awarded no more than five years from initial date of postdoctoral hiring.
? Experience working with large Illumina datasets or other genomics platforms.
Preferred Skills and Training:
? Demonstrated experience working in a Unix environment and utilizing high performance computing resources
? Demonstrated experience with at least one programming language (Python/Perl/R)
? Working with CLC Genomics Workbench
? Working with Arabidopsis or other Crucifer
? Website maintenance
? Linkage and QTL mapping
? Experience in writing grant proposals

Appointment: This is a 100% time appointment. Initial appointment is for one year. Renewal for second year is available upon successful progress.

Special Instructions: Applicants will be required to attach a CV, list of publications, writing sample, and list of references to:
M. David Marks
Professor, University of Minnesota
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
140 Gortner Lab, 1479 Gortner Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-625-6737; Email:



Position Description

The overall project objective is to utilize marine microalgae for biofuels production (i.e., lipids for biodiesel or jet biofuel). The student will set up a series of photobioreactors for the cultivation of marine microalgae. This will involve preparing sterile medium using the autoclave, inoculating the photobioreactors and monitoring the biomass concentration, measured as optical density using a spectrophotometer and as dry weight using an oven and balance, as a function of time. Throughout the experiment, the light intensity, pH, nitrate concentration, and temperature of the cultures will be monitored. We will also carry out culture experiments in small LED-lighted and temperature-controlled pilot-scale ponds (1000 liters each) located next to Sequim Bay, Washington, for clean seawater access. All data will be analyzed using Excel spreadsheet software and a final report will be written for the Department of Energy. The position is located in Sequim, WA. The internship begins in mid-September and lasts 16 weeks. The stipend is $500 per week. Housing allowance and travel reimbursement are provided. Depending on funding availability and performance, interns who are recent graduates (BS/BA) may have the option to continue as post- baccalaureate research associates, a two-year limited term position.

Required Qualifications

The applicant must be a junior, senior, or recent graduate (BS/BA within 1 year) with a background in microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, or biochemical/chemical engineering. The applicant  must have basic laboratory skills and must have successfully completed laboratory course work.  US citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required. The applicants’ resume should include the GPA (>3.5 desired), a list of laboratory courses, and a brief (<150 words) essay explaining their interest in this position.

Please email your application no later than April 14, 2017, to Dr. Michael Huesemann,


Seed Biology Platform Lead, SCI North America


Role Purpose:

  • This role provides management of seed biology programs within the Seedcare Institute’s service category Seed Safety & Product Marketing Support, while delivering high quality service and enabling service value definition and extraction.
  • Up to 60% of time will be spent on seed safety programs and the rest of the time shall be spent on defined seed biology enabled product marketing support projects for US Seedcare business.
  • Develop and deliver innovative seed biology platform technology tools in support of positioning the value proposition for Syngenta seedcare products.

Role Accountabilities:

  • Manage the US seed safety programs and project portfolio, delivering on time and with highest quality to our internal and external customers
  • Manage 3rd party seed testing service laboratories, provide necessary guidance and direction to the contractor labs, ensuring best possible quality of data generated and application of required industry standards
  • Manage, analyse, process and report seed-safety testing data
  • Support customer complaint management related to seed safety and testing questions
  • Design and deliver seed biology technology tools (such as rhizotrons, digitized root health, thermogradient demonstration etc) in support of US seedcare product marketing, and sales support events
  • Develop innovative methods to display/visualize seed treatment product effects on plants
  • Leverage know-how across functions and collaborate with other teams within the global SCI network, product biology and product marketing to ensure maximum service quality to our internal and external customers.
  • Serve as source of expertise in seed physiology, and interface between customers' needs (internal + external) and seed technology solutions
  • Maintain contact with, and be active within important official institutions (eg ASTA, ASA, AOSA)
  • Training / Education: Deliver content and updates for distinct seed quality and seed safety training modules to SCI service pillar training in support of best & safe use practices of seed treatment technologies. Train and educate internal Syngenta Seedcare staff and customers


  • PhD or Master’s degree in seed science or seed physiology from a recognized university
  • 3-5 years of industrial experience in seed quality testing and management  is desirable
  • Thorough knowledge and hands-on working experience in seed testing methods and procedures as per seed industry standards (ASTA / AOSA)
  • Candidate should have good communication skill, excellent team work, process oriented and safety conscious
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional techno-commercial environment
  • Highly skilled in designing experiments, statistical analysis and computer applications (MS Excel and database use)


Lahcen Grass, PhD, MBA
Global Manager Seed Biology Testing & Prod Mktg Support
Global Seedcare Institute
485 Highway 19 Blvd. Dennison, MN 55018
507-663-7656 (office) | 507-301-5059 (cell)


HMClause Tomato Breeding Support Position



POSTHARVEST – Associate Specialist

The UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences has an opening for an Associate Specialist in Postharvest Biology within the Crisosto Lab Team. General responsibilities will include following experimental protocols designed by a research team consisting of faculty, graduate students and staff. The candidate will be expected to collect and analyze data, and make substantive scientific, scholarly, and intellectual contributions by evaluating the general methodological approaches being used, and to recommend alternative approaches where appropriate. The candidate will also be expected to independently review the scientific literature in this area in order to evaluate the scientific validity of the data analysis method being used and any model which may be proposed based on these data. The Associate Specialist will provide assistance on specific projects as well as provide general assistance to the laboratory team, as needed. Position will require work with various types of fruits, nuts, and vegetables, as well as travel to various locations in California. Position will involve conducting laboratory research and general laboratory duties with nuts, tree crops and berries in the Central Valley and Coastal Range of California. Responsibilities include postharvest fruit quality evaluations, laboratory analysis of samples, preparation of laboratory solutions, photography, data collection, statistical data analysis, graphical presentation of data, and computer management of data files.

Qualifications: Master’s or equivalent in Biology or related field. Applicant must have valid driver’s license and be available for weekend work and extended field trips that may include overnight stays. Must be able to lift 40 pounds. Applicant must be able to communicate proficiently in English. Good computer skills, particularly comfortable with Microsoft Office suite, and at least a basic knowledge of statistics also required.

Term: This is a limited position (1 year with the possibility of extending longer) to begin as soon as possible.

Salary: Starting at $53,933/yr (Commensurate with qualifications and experience.)

To Apply: Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at

For technical or administrative questions regarding the application process, please email Review of application will begin February 28, 2017.

Dr. Carlos Crisosto, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Plant Sciences
University of California
One Shields Avenue



Department of Plant Sciences

Jr. Specialist – Herbarium Management and Curation


The UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity in the Department of Plant Sciences is recruiting for a Junior Specialist with a background in herbarium management and curation to join our team starting July 1, 2017. General responsibilities involve curating scientific collections made by faculty, graduate students and staff and managing our collections, including evaluating insect control methods, climate control, and specimen preservation. The candidate will need to work with older hand-written field notes to create specimen labels using databases, georeference specimen locations using mapping programs, identify fresh and dried plant samples, use up to date scientific evidence to organize plant collections, communicate with our stakeholders, and plan and carry out outreach to the university community and the general public. The candidate will be expected to participate in field surveys within California, collect plant samples, create maps of species occurrences using GIS, assist with the writing of technical reports and other scientific publications and assist with presentations. The candidate may participate in documenting our type specimen collection, including imaging specimens, organizing collection data, and sending the data to a data aggregator. The candidate will be expected to make substantive scientific, scholarly, and intellectual contributions by evaluating the general methodological approaches being used, and to recommend alternative approaches where appropriate. The candidate will work a flexible schedule, as some duties may occur on weekends or evenings.

Qualifications: B.S./B.A. in Life Sciences required; M.S./M.A. in Life Sciences or Museum Collection Management is preferred. Previous herbarium experience is required. Previous experience with plant taxonomy and knowledge of flowering plant families and genera is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access is required; experience with Dreamweaver and Arc GIS (or equivalent freeware) is preferred. Familiarity with world geography/place names is necessary. Experience with georeferencing specimens is necessary. Experience working with specimen imaging is preferred. All aspects of this position require great attention to detail and organizational skills. Good written and verbal communication skills are required. Good people skills are required; experience with outreach is preferred.

Term of Appointment: Full time for 1 year, with the possibility of extension. Salary: $19.18/hr

How to Apply: Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at



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:

ny questions on the program may be directed to Claudia Santana at
(626) 513-0230 or



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.