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Full time Staff Research Associate with Chico State Enterprise in Chico – CA

Type of position Research and Outreach
Employer Chico State Enterprise
Location Chico – CA
Salary $5200
Benefits Benefitted
Closing date of competition Feb 2018 or until filled
Date position available 1/23/2021
Description of duties

The Agronomy Lab at CSU-Chico is hiring a full-time research associate to manage cover crop field and greenhouse trials at the University Farm, CSU-Fresno, and various locations in California. The projects’ focus is comparing the potential of newly developed fava bean lines in cover crop mixes under varying cultural practices and environmental conditions. The successful applicant will lead the efforts of providing best cover crop practices guidance for CA growers. The incumbent will work directly with Drs. Zakeri and Brasier at CSU-Chico and other research collaborators at CSU-Fresno, NRCS, and industry collaborators to deliver the project’s outcome in timely manner. In addition to day-to -day tasks of sampling, sample processing, data management, data analysis, reporting and publications, the successful candidate is expected to supervise and train undergraduate students to conduct research and present in professional meetings and conferences.

Qualifications sought
  • A PhD or MSc degree in agronomy, plant breeding, or related field with field experiment experiences
  • Knowledge and experiences of field and greenhouse experiments
  • Knowledge of cover crops, legumes and biological nitrogen fixation
  • Knowledge of the application of isotopes in agriculture
  • 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
  • Able to get a valid California driver’s license and have acceptable driving record
Contact for additional information Dr. Hossein Zakeri – hzakeri@csuchico.edu
Dr. Kyle Brasier – kgbrasier@csuchico.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what Cover Letter- describing experiences and interests in research, outreach, and teaching
Name, email, and phone number of three professional references
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