Professional Opportunities

Last updated: 29 October 2019

Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of nutrient management and cropping systems sustainability. The goal of this position is to work with a team of scientists at UC Davis to develop a better scientific understanding of nitrogen (N) balance as an agronomic and environmental indicator in sustainable agriculture.

Successful applicants will be highly motivated and self-directed with a PhD in agronomy, soil science, or an appropriate discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record and excellent quantitative skills. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and part of a team

Please submit all application materials (i.e., a recently updated CV; a cover letter describing research experiences and interests relevant to this position; and contact information for three professional references) as a single PDF to Cameron Pittelkow by November 1, 2019.

The competition will remain open until filled.

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Post-doctoral Fellow

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral fellowship with a focus on reducing nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural systems through the use of biological nitrification inhibition (BNI). This research will be conducted in collaboration with the Japanese International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). The successful applicant will be required to spend between 12 and 24 months living and working in Japan (airfare and a stipend of approximately $4,500 per month are provided – click here for more details).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within the last four years in a relevant science or engineering program, with an emphasis on soil or agricultural science. Applicants must be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

This is a one year position, with an opportunity for a one-year extension, that will commence June 1, 2020.

The position will remain open until filled. Applications should be sent to Dr. David Pelster immediately.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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Graduate Student Opportunities

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