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Posted 16 January 2020.

Climate & Agriculture Project Scientist

Job Posting #4287


Description of the Job

Job Title: Climate & Agriculture Project Scientist

Institution: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR)

Location: Davis, California

Job Description: The Project Scientist will work closely with project investigators at UC Merced, USDA California Climate Hub, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and partners at the UC Davis – John Muir Institute of the Environment and UC ANR IGIS team, to develop locally relevant, climate-based agriculture decision support systems and dissemination processes designed to give specialty crops a competitive edge in increasing productivity and reducing risks associated with climate variability and change. The Project Scientist will develop an ensemble of decision support tools and resources similar to the Northwest Climate Tool box or in collaboration with Informatics and GIS (IGIS) team including but not limited to yield tradeoff decisions, pests and disease management decisions, irrigation decisions, and heat and frost risk mitigation. The Project Scientist will routinely publish research on applied climate science and agriculture decision support tool development in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals in collaboration with project investigators. Additionally, the Project Scientist is expected to assist project investigators in developing proposals for funding from federal, state agencies, and other funding organizations such as commodity boards. The UCANR project scientist will be located at and affiliated with the UC Merced, with multi- UC campus collaborations. This is appointment is not eligible for indefinite status. The Project Scientist will be appointed to a term ending March 31, 2022. Continuation beyond the initial term is contingent upon a review of continuing need and the availability of funding.

Job Qualifications: Academic Expectations: All UC ANR Project (e.g. Scientist) series titles are expected to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project in their academic discipline. Appointees are also responsible for performance in areas of professional competence and activity. University and public service is encouraged.

Materials Applicants Should Provide:Please see the requirements via UC Recruit

Deadline for Application: 2/24/2020

Description of Institution

Institution: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR)

Institution Description: The University of California’s division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is an engine for problem solving. Serving as the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research, our more than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to Californians.

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Point of Contact for this Job Posting

Name: Tatiana Avoce

Institution: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR)

Address: 2801 Second Street

City: Davis

State: California

Zip Code: 95618

Country: USA

Phone: 530-750-1277


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