Job Opportunities

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

Assistant Professor-Specialty Crop Food Production Systems

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Jr. Specialist – Crop Physiology

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The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking a Junior Specialist in crop physiology in the Marino Lab. The position will involve conducting laboratory and field research focused on physiological and biochemical factors affecting pistachio hull maturity and shell split as a function of temperature and tree physiology. The Junior Specialist will work directly with the PI at the Kearney research and extension center (KARE) located at Parlier (CA) and is expected to coordinate and interact with project collaborators at UC Davis campus.

Jr. Specialist – Weed Science

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The Weed Science Al-Khatib lab (https://al-khatib.ucdavis.edu/) at the University of California Davis is seeking a Junior Specialist to join the team starting in May 1, 2020. The successful candidate will help on projects related to weed management in rice. The Junior Specialist will work closely with postdoc and graduate students, extension farm advisor, and growers to support research projects.

Assistant Specialist – Pistachio Improvement Program

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The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking an Assistant Specialist in rootstock breeding and tissue culture in the Pistachio Improvement Program. The position will involve conducting laboratory, greenhouse, and field research focused on generating and propagating new clonal and seedling populations of pistachio rootstocks, screening them in the field and greenhouse for resistance to abiotic stresses, and distributing them to plant pathologists for further testing.

Fresh Produce Food Safety Specialist – Assistant Professor

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The Department of Horticulture at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Fresh Produce Food Safety Specialist – Assistant Professor. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position (75% Extension and 25% research). The successful candidate will develop an Extension/research program focused on food safety of fresh produce (from producer to consumer) for fruit and vegetable growers and processors in Alabama.