Skip to main content

Postdoctoral Scholar in Rice Sustainability (Linquist Lab)

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 23: Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee, Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow, Postdoctoral Scholar-Paid Direct, Fiscal Year. The salary range for this position is $64,480-77,327. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience.

Application Window

Open date: January 12, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 5, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Jan 11, 2025 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.

Position description

The lab lead by Dr. Linquist focuses on the sustainable intensification of rice systems. Particular areas of emphasis include fertility management, nutrient cycling, cropping systems, water use/quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. No-till (NT) rice systems have the advantages of conserving water, allowing for early planting, and reducing tillage costs; however, these systems have not been evaluated in California, which produces 20% of US rice. Dr. Linquist's lab has been studying these systems for the past year, and given the encouraging results, we plan to continue in this line of research. Based on last year’s research, yields are comparable to conventional systems. Dr. Linquist currently has a PhD student studying the basic agronomy and fertility management in these systems. This post-doc position will focus on quantifying water use and GHG emissions from these systems. The position will be based at the University of California, Davis campus. Research will be conducted both at the Rice Experiment Station (located about 1.5 hours to the north) and on-farm. The post-doc will work under supervision of Dr. Bruce Linquist. Specific responsibilities will be to quantify water use and GHG emissions in NT systems compared to conventional systems in field settings. The selected candidate will be responsible for setting up and managing field trials toward this goal. This will require a lot of time in the field and the candidate must be able to work under conditions which are often hot and muddy. He/she will be expected to design experiments, conduct field and laboratory measurements, work with a gas chromatograph (GC), prepare/complete project reports, publish peer-reviewed research papers and extension articles, give presentations at scientific meetings, grower field days and grower meetings. The selected candidate may also supervise field and lab technicians and undergraduate student and be expected to work as part of a team.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A. Ph.D. in Agronomy, Soil Science, Environmental Studies, or closely related area at time of appointment
B. Field research experience
C. Demonstrated knowledge of water use and GHG emissions in agricultural systems
D. Be able to function and conduct research independently
E. Be able to drive and work in harsh conditions

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

F. Experience in quantifying water use and GHG emissions from agricultural systems
G. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
H. Strong data analysis skills and publication record

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06243

Help contact: ykreyes@ucdavis.edu

About UC Davis

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20

For the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination

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. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their "Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

2023 Forbes Award: Best Employers for Diversity 2023 Forbes Award: Best Employers for Women

Job location

Davis, CA 95616