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Junior Specialist

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The Department of Plant Sciences is recruiting for a Junior Specialist with a background in plant sciences to join our team starting immediately. This is part of an inter-disciplinary project focused on developing research to determine the factors that influence the efficacy of foliar-applied plant stimulants with the ultimate aim of increasing crop productivity and nutrient content of edible plant parts. The candidate will assist with taking field or greenhouse measurements, biomass samples, and processing collected samples for dry weight and tissue content analyses. Responsibilities will include following experimental protocols designed by a research team consisting of faculty, graduate students and staff. The candidate will be expected to collect and analyze data, and make substantive scientific, scholarly, and intellectual contributions by evaluating the general methodological approaches being used, and to recommend alternative approaches where appropriate. The candidate will also be expected to independently review the scientific literature in this area in order to evaluate the scientific validity of the data analysis methodology. In addition, they will be expected to write and coauthor relevant portions of manuscripts resulting from this work.
The successful candidate will be actively involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results.
The candidate will have the opportunity to present research at statewide outreach meetings and conferences, seminars and workshops as funding permits. Presentations may be delivered in poster or oral format.
The candidate will also participate in activities of committees with the Plant Sciences department, college, campus and other university entities, as appropriate

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

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