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Postdoctoral fellow with Chico State Enterprise in Chico – CA

Type of position Full-time
Employer Chico State Enterprise
Description of Employer College of Agriculture in CSU-Chico is amongst the well-known agriculture education institutes in California. In an 800 acres farm, students grow and learn about California crops, and faculty conduct research on orchards, vegetables, and field crops. The research projects engage undergraduate students, provide services to the community and CA farmers.
Location Chico – CA
Salary 50,000 per year
Benefits Full benefits
Closing date of competition Feb 21 or until filled
Date position available As soon as possible
Description of duties The Agronomy Lab at CSU-Chico is hiring a full-time research associate/ postdoc to manage cover crop fields 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. It’s expected that the applicant engages graduate and undergraduate students in research projects and contributes to education and research programs at University Farm.  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 a 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 Ph.D. 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
  • Ability to work in the United States- CSE does not sponsor visas applications. 
Contact for additional information Drs. Zakeri and Brasier
Application procedure  
Submit what Cover letter
Names and contact information of two references
Submit to hzakeri@csuchico.edu and kgbrasier@csuchico.edu
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