Oakville Vineyard Viticulture Postdoctoral Research Scholar Opening
Feb 23, 2016 09:40 AM
Apr 15, 2016 11:55 PM
|Where||Department of Viticulture and Enology|
|Contact Name||Kaan Kurtural|
Job Function: Scientific Research
A 100% time, Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in Precision Viticulture is available at the University of California Davis Oakville Experimental Vineyard in Napa, CA. The primary responsibility of this position will be to conduct studies that will be useful for generating information on phenolic content and composition of grape berry as affected by cultural practices and applied irrigation amounts in vineyards. Current studies include projects on vineyard mechanization, canopy management, irrigation scheduling, mitigating vine balance, assessing net carbon assimilation of the grapevine as they affect grape berry phenolic content and composition.
The responsibility of the candidate is to oversee and/or participate in all aspects of research projects: ordering equipment and supplies, designing sampling protocols, overseeing field sample and data collection, conducting low molecular weight phenolic analysis using reverse-phased high performance liquid chromatography and other laboratory analyses, communicating with growers, writing reports, and preparing manuscripts for refereed journal publication. Supervision and interaction with graduate and undergraduate students working in the project is also expected.
- Ph.D. degree in Environmental Chemistry, Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Physiology, or a related field will be considered.
- Candidates should have skill and an understanding of production viticulture, grapevine biology, and reverse-phased HPLC methods.
- Proven work ethic, publication record, leadership, and team building skills.
- A valid California driver’s license.
Location: Oakville Experimental Vineyard, Napa, CA
Salary range: Commensurate with Postdoctoral Experience
Dates of Employment: Available immediately with an initial appointment length of one year, with possibility of reappointment based dependent on mutual agreement and availability of funding.
Candidates interested in these positions should send a letter of interest, a CV and a list of three references to Kaan Kurtural ([email protected]). Please include the words “Precision Viticulture Postdoc Position” in the email subject heading.
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.