Junior Specialist-Trouillas Lab
Jul 14, 2016
from 09:10 AM to 09:10 AM
This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on Plant Pathology. Bachelors Degree is required, Masters Degree is preferred. Bachelors Degree or MS Degree in Plant Pathology or related Sciences or fields.
MAIN DUTIES: The incumbent will be involved in field and laboratory studies to implement control strategies against canker diseases of almond. Studies will include testing of the efficacy of various fungicides, paints, sealants and bio-control agents for the protection of pruning wounds. Additional project will include investigating the microbial diversity associated with almond flowers. This project aims to identify potential bio-control agents for the control of brown rot blossom blight in almond.
The selected applicant will be expected to participate in field studies, experimental design, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and preparation of scientific publications. Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in plant pathology or microbiology are encouraged to apply. Experience working with fungicides will be appreciated. Excellent communication skills in oral and written English are essential. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, and ready to take responsibilities to help establish a growing laboratory and collaborative projects. Review of applications will begin immediately until filled.
[NOTE: Junior Specialists are required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. Expectations for Professional Competence and Activity should also be addressed, such as: participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations; and, review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.]
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
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 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 spaces
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01128. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by September 9, 2016.