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Postdoctoral Research Associate with University of California, Davis, CA

Type of position Post-doctoral researcher
Employer University of California, Davis
Description of Employer The successful candidate will join the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis. For more information see: https://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/
Location Davis, California
Salary Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and prevailing salary scale
Benefits Full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, short term disability and life insurance
Closing date of competition open until filled
Date position available Immediate
Description of duties The incumbent will conduct research, under field conditions and Contained Research Facility, to contribute to the development of preemptive solutions for detection, containment, management, and eradication of branched broomrape Phelipanche ramose in California vegetable crop production systems. The successful candidate will develop a decision support system for integrated management of broomrape through calibration and validation of a thermal time predictive model of parasitism dynamics. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the project and help supervise research assistants and students.
Qualifications sought Education

  • PhD. in Weed Science/Ecology, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Plant Science, or related fields

Desirable experience and skills

  • A sound knowledge of and research experience in weed science/ecology
  • Prior experience in working with broomrape or other root parasitic plants is highly desirable
  • Ability to work in contained research facilities and follow quarantine guidelines
  • Modeling, quantitative and programing skills
  • Experience in writing journal articles in English
  • Experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
Contact for additional information Dr. Mohsen B. Mesgaran (email: mbmesgaran@ucdavis.edu, phone: 530-752-0852) or Dr. Brad Hanson (email: bhanson@ucdavis.edu, phone: 530-752-8115)
Application procedure  
Submit what All applicants should send a cover letter indicating their interest and qualifications as related to the position along with a curriculum vitae
Submit to All application material should be submitted as pdf files via email to:
Dr. Mohsen B. Mesgaran
Department of Plant Sciences,
University of California
Davis, CA 95618
E-mail: mbmesgaran@ucdavis.edu
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