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Postdoctoral Research Associate with University of California, Davis in Salinas, CA USA

Type of position non tenured
Employer University of California, Davis
Location Salinas, CA USA
Description of Location At Salinas, California on the central coast of California, near Monterey
Salary $39,264 per year
Benefits Health care, vacation and more. Family coverage is an option.
Closing date of competition Dec. 1, 2012
Date position available immediately
Description of duties The incumbent will manage a field and laboratory program to develop, screen and evaluate lettuce and spinach germplasm and breeding lines for increased tolerance to several herbicides. Responsibilities include generating herbicide-tolerant germplasm through mutagenesis, conducting greenhouse and field screening of lettuce and spinach lines for herbicide tolerance, and studying the inheritance of herbicide-tolerant traits in lettuce and spinach. Additional duties include data recording, data analysis, report writing and manuscript preparation.
Qualifications sought
  • Ph.D. in a related agricultural or biological science
  • Experience or training in horticulture, genetics and/or weed science is required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are a must
  • Must be willing to travel, and to secure a California driver’s license
Contact for additional
information
Steve Fennimore, Extension Weed Specialist
University of California, Davis
c/o USDA
1636 East Alisal St.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 755-2896 voice
(831) 755-2898 fax
safennimore@ucdavis.edu
Application procedure
Submit what
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of application
  3. Transcripts
  4. Names and addresses of three references. Please also include phone numbers and email addresses
  5. Applicant should document his/her accomplishments in any of the following:
    • Horticulture
    • Weed science
    • Plant pathology
    • Genetics & plant breeding
  6. Applicant should address the following points:
    • Quantitative skills such as statistics, and or simulation modeling
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Publication record
    • Oral and written communication skills
Submit to
Steve Fennimore, Extension Weed Specialist
University of California, Davis
c/o USDA
1636 East Alisal St.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 755-2896 voice
(831) 755-2898 fax
safennimore@ucdavis.edu
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