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Postdoctoral Fellow with CSU, Chico Research Foundation in Chico, CA

Type of position This is a grant funded position through the California Department of Agriculture. Continuation of the position beyond September 2019 is contingent on future funding.
Employer CSU, Chico Research Foundation
Description of Employer The CSU, Chico Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation serving as an auxiliary organization to California State University, Chico.
Location Chico, CA
Salary $36,000 per year
Benefits Benefits include options for health, vision and/or dental insurance; employer contributions to a 403(b) retirement plan (beginning year 2); employer-paid life and disability insurance; and paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
Closing date of competition Open until filled. Application review begins on October 9, 2018
Date position available ASAP
Description of duties

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for managing fababean field and greenhouse trials at the University Farm and various locations in California. The main focus of the project is investigating the biological nitrogen fixation of a fababean germplasm under varying cultural practices and environmental conditions. The incumbent will lead efforts to identify fababean genotypes with enhanced biological nitrogen fixation in California agroecosystems.  The research is expected to deliver valuable information for breeding fababean varieties for cover crop.  The incumbent will work directly with the Project Director and coordinate with the research team to deliver the project outcome in timely manner. The incumbent will be responsible for designing and executing experiments, sampling, sample processing, data management, data analysis, reporting and publications. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with other faculty members in the College of Agriculture at CSU, Chico and contribute in undergraduate training programs.

Qualifications sought

The successful candidate must possess the following requirements:

  • A PhD in agronomy, plant breeding or related fields, and solid record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Knowledge and experience related to field and laboratory nitrogen fixation assessment methods
  • Knowledge of the application of the isotopes technique in agriculture
  • Knowledge and experiences of field and greenhouse experiments
  • Knowledge of cover crops, legumes, and biological nitrogen fixation
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Statistical analysis skills and attention to detail
  • Responsible, punctual, and task oriented
  • Must work well as a member of a team and have the ability to take direction
  • The candidate must possess a valid California Driver’s License and good driving record; participation in the DMV Employer Pull Notice Program (driving record) will be required upon hire
Contact for additional information For questions, please contact the Research Foundation Human Resources office:

BY PHONE: (530) 898-6811 or VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.csuchico.edu/rfdn/

Application procedure  
Submit what APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Application and announcement can be located on our website. In order to be considered, applicants must submit the following:
• CSU, Chico Research Foundation application
• Cover letter
• Resume
Submit to BY MAIL:
CSU, Chico Research Foundation
25 Main Street, Suite 206
Chico, CA 95928-5388

BY FAX: (530) 898-3391

Please visit the CSU, Chico Research Foundation website for the email address to submit applications.

CSU, Chico Research Foundation
25 Main Street, 2nd Floor suite 206
Chico, CA

Additional Information The employer is the CSU, Chico Research Foundation, a non-profit corporation serving as an auxiliary organization of California State University, Chico. Employment is considered to be at-will.
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The CSU, Chico Research Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. It is the Research Foundation’s policy to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work. Prospective applicants with a disability may request and receive reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process.
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