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Assistant Project Scientist - Environmental Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 25th, 2019
Next review date: Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist in the area of Environmental Engineering.

Basic qualifications include a PhD in horticulture, agronomy, environmental engineering, agricultural engineering, or a related field, and experience with developing original life cycle assessment models (including familiarity with reference life cycle inventory databases), expertise in orchard system agroecology, experience collecting in-field data from orchards or farms, and fluency with ArcGIS modeling.

Additional qualifications: Experience with communicating with grower and commodity board (or other industry) stakeholders and familiarity with Cailfornia’s water infrastructure is also desired.

Preferred qualifications: Knowledge of state-of-the-art uncertainty modeling methods for life cycle assessment.

Salary and appointment level are commensurate with experience.

Interested persons should submit curriculum vita, and names of three references. An on-line application process will be implemented to facilitate document submittal and review. Applications will be reviewed for completeness; candidates will be informed if their applications are incomplete and given a reasonable amount of time to provide any missing materials. Applications will be reviewed on an as needed basis. Inquiries are to be submitted to: Prof. Alissa Kendall, []

The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: []. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting college.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)