Job Opportunities

The UC Davis Plant Sciences Department is recruiting for the following positions:

Postdoctoral position in genetic analysis of plant and nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria symbiotic signaling pathways

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A Postdoctoral position is available on or after January 1, 2019, and renewal for up to four years, in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis.

We are seeking a highly motivated, independent, colleague with training in plant and/or microbial molecular genetics to determine whether the common plant symbiotic signaling, or a unique bryophyte-cyanobacterium, pathway operates in the Anthoceros-Nostoc symbiosis. This is a foundation for the potential engineering of cereal plant-nitrogen-fixing associations.

Junior Specialist

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The Agroecology Lab (http://gaudin.ucdavis.edu) at the University of California Davis is seeking a Junior Specialist to join the team starting in November 2018. The successful candidate will help on projects related to cover cropping and soil health in Almond orchard production systems.

Student Assistant

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Job Opening in Dr. Lundy Lab:

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Student Assistant

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The Plant Science Laboratory of Professor Maciej Zwieniecki at UC Davis is hiring a student to help in the lab 10-20 hours per week. The hours are flexible and we will work with the student's schedule. 

We are analyzing carbohydrates in plant wood and bark. We are  analyzing huge amounts of samples so we are looking for someone who is extremely organized, responsible, focused  and who doesn't mind repetitive work.  Knowledge with excel and an interest in plant science is a plus! Working in a laboratory for a department ranked #1 in the world will look very good on your resume! 

Curator of the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection

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Curator of the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection in Urbana, Illinois. The person hired will serve as the curator of the collection providing technical direction and guidance in producing high quality, well characterized germplasm and conducting research on the maintenance, genetic diversity, characterization, enhancement, and evaluation of soybean germplasm.

 

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Academic Coordinator I

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Under direction, serve as Director for Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center. The Fruit & Nut Research Center (FNRIC) is a physical and online portal for interaction between UC Agriculture and Natural Resources pomology farm advisors, industry stakeholders, and the research and educational resources of Plant Sciences and other UC Davis departments on issues related to Californian fruit and nut crops.