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Jobs at Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Academic Coordinator in the Department of Land, Air & Water Resources: Manager, Ecosystem Restoration Program Project Review Office

Posted: July 16, 2018

The Academic Coordinator position is a career academic appointment within the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources on the UC Davis Campus. This position is an essential part of the scientific peer review process for projects and proposal solicitations developed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), with a special emphasis on ecosystems of the San Francisco Bay-San Joaquin Delta

and its watersheds and tributaries. This position will serve as Manager of the Project Review Office

housed on the UC Davis Campus. The position will be responsible for the administration and coordination of new proposal reviews, evaluation of ongoing projects, organizing educational and scientific workshops and other events, and providing advice and support for scientific reviews conducted by the CDFW. The position will also involve office management and participation in University, professional and public service committees.

The primary duties of the position are to identify and recruit the best scientific and technical experts available from various disciplines to advise the CDFW about funding proposals and about the progress of projects already underway. Specific key tasks include:

  • Identify, recruit and manage various scientific peer review panels in all aspects of ecosystem restoration (e.g. hydrology, aquatic ecology, limnology, fisheries, fluvial geomorphology, wetland sciences, air and water quality, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, etc.).
  • Manage all aspects of proposal reviews and mid-course project reviews.
  • Provide scientific and administrative advice to CDFW on its approach to peer review and scientific quality.
  • Create and deliver workshops and other events that educate those involved with the development, review, and implementation of CDFW projects, especially those in the Delta.

Download: Full Job Description (JPF2314)

3 Postdoctoral Positions in Dubcovsky Wheat Molecular Genetics laboratory, UC Davis

Posted: July 16, 2018

Three full time positions are open immediately in the Dubcovsky Wheat Molecular Genetics

laboratory at UC Davis for one year, with possibilities of extension depending on performance. Our laboratory has recently renewed its Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) funding until

2024 so we have possibilities to grow. Our research program integrates genetics, genomics, and biochemistry to investigate wheat development to improve wheat. A complete list of publications from the lab is available at https://dubcovskylab.ucdavis.edu/lab-member/jorge-dubcovsky.

We are particularly interested in individuals that have the skills and interest to combine bioinformatics, genetics, and plant molecular biology to solve relevant questions in wheat development and improvement. We are looking for applicants that are motivated,

creative, enthusiastic, and ready to enter a collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment. Excellent communication skills are expected, and a strong publication record with demonstrated writing skills is a plus.

Bioinformatician: We are looking for an individual to support and be part of multiple projects that require the application and development of bioinformatic tools based on high throughput sequencing technologies. These will include the analysis of exome capture, RNAseq, ATACseq and ChipSeq data, as well as identification of natural and induced mutations. Ability to implement genome analyses pipelines are a plus. The selected candidate will be also in charge of the lab bioinformatics web-tools and the maintenance of servers and storage devices. A PhD or Ms in related areas is required.

Molecular Geneticist: The objective of this project is the positional cloning of a gene responsible for a drastic developmental switch in the wheat root meristem associated with significant differences in wheat yield under normal and stressed environments. We have a robust and fast phenotypic assay in place and a list of candidate genes. Strong molecular genetics and genomics skills are required. Experience in wheat is a plus. The candidate is expected to generate constructs for transgenics and gene editing experiments and to develop creative strategies to validate the candidate genes. A PhD in related areas is required. See initial publication on this project https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00122-014-2408-6

Plant Molecular Biologist and Biochemist: This project is focused on the characterization of the initial phases of wheat development and the early stages of spike development. We have already identified important regulatory genes and miRNAs. Experience in plant development and documented plant molecular biology and biochemistry skills are important. Experience in wheat is a plus. The candidate is expected to characterize mutants and generate constructs for transgenics and gene editing experiments. A PhD in related areas is required.

To apply, please click on the follow link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02317

For full consideration, please apply by: 08/02/2018

Assistant Professor of Spatial and Environmental Informatics

Posted: July 9, 2018

Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, University of California, Davis

Title: Assistant Professor of Spatial and Environmental Informatics. The Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Spatial and Environmental Informatics with a preferred emphasis in multidisciplinary“big data” geospatial methods to study terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This is an academicyear(9‐month),AssistantProfessortenure‐trackpositionwithteaching,research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission‐oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn).

Responsibilities:

The Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources is seeking applicants that focus on environmental research emphasizing environmental informatics using geospatial tools and analysis, with a goal to advance our understanding of spatial and temporal environmental patterns and processes that relate to responses and change in the physical environment, addressing natural and managed conditions. The candidate is expected to show a record of achievement in environmental informatics. The successful candidate should demonstrate experience with various informatics techniques and geospatial technologies, and have an interest in and ability to work with emerging “big data” sources and mining methods, including new data sources and types, developing and using deep learning and other quantitative methods to discover and integrate information from sensor webs, environmental databases, and disparate sources and types of geospatial data. The position will complement existing LAWR strengths in regional climatology, hydrology, and biogeochemical processes and campus‐wide excellence in ecology and environmental sciences. The candidate is expected to collaborate with environmentally relevant programs on campus and demonstrate experience and interest in working with interdisciplinary groups.

The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging issues in application of spatial informatics to study environmental processes related to climate change and extremes as evidenced by peer reviewed publications.

We seek a commitment to excellence in teaching. The applicant is expected to teach an undergraduate upper‐ level core GIS course, an additional upper‐level undergraduate environmental informatics course, and a graduate level course in her/his area of expertise (average of 2.5 courses per year). Supervision of graduate students, student advising, curricular development is expected.

Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with extension educators and partners in allied industries.

Qualifications:

Ph.D.orequivalent degree inenvironmental science, informatics, soilscience, hydrology, ecology, atmospheric science, geography, applied computer science or a closely related field. Post‐doctoral experience


is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in geospatial and environmental informatics.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications:

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by August 31, 2018.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to spatial and environmental informatics, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e‐mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Susan L. Ustin, Recruitment Committee Chair at slustin@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

LECTURER IN SOIL PHYSICS

The Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources offers a temporary lecturer position in Soil Physics

Posted: May 25, 2018

APPOINTMENT DATE: Service periods are: Fall Quarter 2018: September 24, 2018 – December 14, 2018

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach one upper division course in Soil Physics, SSC 107.

QUALIFICATIONS: Appropriate professional degree, e.g., doctorate or master’s degree (or 30 units of graduate coursework); demonstrated teaching ability; a developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Temporary lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions that require professional as well as academic expertise.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

COURSE AVAILABILITY: The following course is available for fall quarter 2018: Soil Physics, SSC 107

See link below for full course description. http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/programs/SSC/SSCcourses...

APPLICATIONS: For full consideration, applications must be received by June 17, 2018. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, three letters of recommendation, a curriculum vita, and evidence of teaching proficiency. Candidates may be asked for further evidence of scholarship or teaching effectiveness at a later date. Candidates must apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02219.

This position is covered by collective bargaining agreement. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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ASSISTANT SPECIALIST IN COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

Soil Plant Water Relations / Deficit Irrigation in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources

Posted: April 4, 2018

The Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, internationally recognized as a premier center of excellence in research, teaching, and extension, is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) to join the faculty at the Assistant rank in the field of soil-plant-water relationships and irrigation management under water-deficit conditions. The mission of the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources is to advance, through research, teaching, and outreach, basic understanding of atmospheric processes at all scales, to advance hydrology as a science and technology, to advance understanding of soil-microbe-plant-environment interactions, and to integrate the core disciplines in scientific investigations of the air-water-soil continuum. A CE Specialist is being recruited to conduct original applied research resulting in information that can be employed to optimize irrigation management under water scare conditions, and to develop an extension education and outreach program that extends information to various clientele (e.g., growers, farm managers, consultants, water districts, and agencies) including under-represented groups. The successful candidate will bring visibility and leadership to campus- and county-based CE academics and other researchers and educators involved in the study of soil-plant-water-relations and irrigation management under water deficit conditions. Research and extension outreach activities will be closely integrated with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), including county-based CE academics and clientele as well as campus-based CE and ladder rank faculty.

Responsibilities: This is a full time, fiscal-year, career-track appointment that includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and engage in extension education and outreach that advances the mission of the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources and ANR. The focus of this position is to develop an extensive and collaborative applied research and extension program that addresses irrigation management of agronomic, vegetable and horticultural crops in California in the context of sustained water scarcity. Accordingly, applicants should have the professional background necessary to conduct original applied research related to soil-plant-water relationships, irrigation management strategies and/or crop-stress physiology. By developing reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and with various stakeholders, the candidate should become a knowledgeable partner who can provide reliable information and build research-informed networks to address issues of regional and statewide importance in the state of California.

Extension Teaching: The person in this position is expected to provide leadership as a liaison between campus- based researchers, UCCE campus Specialists, county based UCCE Advisors, research groups from USDA/ARS and California State Universities and clientele groups such as growers, farm managers, consultants, water districts, and agencies. This will include providing information to clientele through print publications, web-based resources and in-person presentations, and serving as a resource for other CE academics.

Applied Research: The successful candidate will: 1) coordinate applied soil-plant-water relationship research related to crop management in water deficit conditions; 2) conduct applied research and publish results in top irrigation-related journals including other outlets with wider readership such as UC ANR special publications and California Agriculture. Areas of emphasis may include, among others, evapotranspiration, water deficit effects at the plant, field and district scales, regulated deficit irrigation strategies, crop responses to spatial and temporal variable soil water contents, crop stress/canopy reflectance relations, novel techniques to measure crop stress, tree-stress carryover effects, and/or water-stress interactions with other abiotic and biotic stresses.


Professional Competence and Activity: The candidate will be expected to participate in professional society activities including presenting papers at national and international meetings; reviewing manuscripts and grant proposals in his/her area of expertise; and establishing productive working relationships with scientists and extension personnel in other states and countries. The goal would be to gain national and international recognition for scholarly contributions towards optimizing irrigation management in water-scarce environments within their area of expertise, as he/she advances to the higher ranks in the UC system.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in irrigation science, plant science, bio-hydrology, soil science, agricultural engineering, agronomy, horticulture or other closely related discipline is required. Additionally, knowledge, experience, interest and/or academic coursework related to plant-water-relations, soil science, irrigation management, crop-stress physiology, and remote sensing is highly desired. The successful candidate must have a record that documents productivity and excellence in research as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and extend research-based knowledge to audiences with diverse backgrounds. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Appointment Date:Applications will be reviewed with the expectation that the appointee will be available for service on or soon after July 1st, 2018.

Applications:Applications should be submitted on-line at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02095. Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Stephen Grattan, Search Committee Chair, srgrattan@ucdavis.edu.

Applicants should submit:1) a curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) statement of research and extension interests and goals, 3) a summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation, 4) copies or links to recent relevant publications 5) a statement of contribution to diversity and 6) names, addresses including e-mail, and telephone numbers of at least three references. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by May 1, 2018.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second

person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work- life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life

Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/worklife/index.html


UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is expecting to earn the U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation by 2018-2019.Daviscelebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through such organizations and programs as the Center for African Diaspora Student Success; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center; Casa Cuauhtémoc Chicano-Latino Theme House; Asian Pacific American Theme House; ME/SA (Middle astern/South Asian) living-learning community; Multi- Ethnic Program (MEP); Chicano/Latino Retention Initiative; and Native American Theme Program.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.

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) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Two Postdoctoral Positions in Biometeorology and Remote Sensing to work on the Grape Remote sensing Atmospheric Profile & Evapotranspiration eXperiment (GRAPEX)

Posted: February 23, 2018

We are seeking two highly motivated, organized, and dynamic scientists to fill Postdoctoral Researcher positions in biometeorology and remote sensing at the University of California, Davis (UCD) to work on the Grape Remote sensing Atmospheric Profile & Evapotranspiration eXperiment (GRAPEX). The incumbents will work within a large collaborative group of scientists and faculty from the Departments of Viticulture and Enology (V&E) and Land Air and Water Resources (LAWR) at UC Davis, from the USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory (Beltsville, MD), and from the USDA-ARS Crops Pathology and Genetics Research Unit (Davis, CA). The post docs will also work closely with agronomists, viticulturists and growers, including E&J Gallo scientists, in developing methodologies for integrating model output into their crop management systems with for the GRAPEX project. The mission of GRAPEX is to refine and apply a multi-scale remote sensing evapotranspiration (ET) toolkit for mapping crop water use and crop stress for improved irrigation scheduling and water management in vineyards in the Central Valley of California, a region of endemic periodic drought. While this work will focus primarily on vineyards, the improved tools will also have applications to fruit and nut orchards and other crops with highly-structured canopies.

Efforts of the Biometeorology Postdoctoral Researcher will be directed towards generating bio-meteorological data to ground truth land surface models from satellite and aerial imagery for estimating surface energy balance and evapotranspiration with focus on vine and orchard plant and inter-row systems.The objectives of the incumbent's research are to develop and further refine techniques and technologies to: 1) ground truth land surface models that couple energy and water balance such as theTwo Source Energy Balance model that utilizes remotely senseddata for estimating evapotranspiration and plant stress over vineyards, orchards and other row crops containing strongly clumped vegetation; 2) establish or maintain existing stations to collect field surface energy observations and water fluxes, soil moisture, canopy condition, and seasonal crop yield and water balance; and 3) work closely with remote sensing scientists to incorporate model output into applications such as routine large area evapotranspirationmonitoring, irrigation scheduling, and assessment of drought and crop yield, particularly of orchards and vineyards.

Efforts of the Remote Sensing Postdoctoral Researcher will be directed toward the application of land surface models using satellite and aerial imagery for estimating surface energy balance and evapotranspiration. The objectives of the incumbent's research are to develop and further refine techniques and technologies to: 1) develop and refine land surface models coupling the energy and water balance such as theTwo Source Energy Balance model that utilizes remotely senseddata for estimating evapotranspiration and plant stress over vineyards, orchards and other row crops containing strongly clumped vegetation; 2) evaluate these methods using field surface energy balance observations and water fluxes, soil moisture, canopy condition, and seasonal crop yield and water balance; 3) compare model output with ground truth data, and where necessary refine algorithms to reliably estimate evapotranspiration from row crops, with a focus on vine and orchard plant and inter-row systems; and 4) develop methods for incorporating model output in applications such as routine large area evapotranspiration monitoring, irrigation scheduling, and assessment of drought and crop yield, particularly of orchards and vineyards.

Model and methodology development will integrate thermal-based remote sensing of land-surface fluxes with detailed plant canopy models of radiative and turbulent energy exchange across the soil-plant-atmosphere system. Both Postdoctoral Researchers will be expected to work closely with one another and others already associated with the GRAPEX, and they require a multidisciplinary approach in establishing working relationships with USDA/ARS research centers, other government agencies, universities, and industry stakeholders to analyze biomet and remotely sensed data. Both researchers will have access to existing GRAPEX datasets to meet the objectives listed above and will be integral team members involved in generating and analyzing new data.

For more information about the ongoing GRAPEX research, visit: https://www.ars.usda.gov/northeast-area/beltsville...

Qualifications:

Biometeorology Position

  • A Ph.D. in PhD in Ecology, Plant Sciences, Forestry, Biometeorology, Hydrology, or a closely related field.
  • Experience and knowledge in conducting ecosystem flux/ crop evapotranspiration measurements, micrometeorological instrumentation and specialized knowledge of plant water relations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with researchers and students from many different scientific backgrounds, including agency partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience designing, planning, and conducting experimental procedures, including the ability to meet project goals in a timely manner, and follow through on project deliverables.
  • The ability to communicate research findings both at professional meetings and in high quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Strong statistical and computer skills including demonstrated proficiency with computer coding, such asC, R, python, matlab, statistics, computer modelling, and expertise in datalogger programming.
  • Excellent technical, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong attention to detail, and meticulous work style, as evidenced by previous research.
  • A Ph.D. in PhD in Remote Sensing, Geography, Earth Science, Climatology, Hydrology, or a closely related field.
  • Professional knowledge of and the ability to integrate information from hydrology, meteorology, climatology, remote sensing, physics, plant physiology, statistics, computer modeling and biophysical retrievals/canopy radiative transfer models.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with researchers and students from many different scientific backgrounds, including agency partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience designing, planning, and conducting experimental procedures, including the ability to meet project goals in a timely manner, and follow through on project deliverables.
  • The ability to communicate research findings both at professional meetings and in high quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Strong statistical and computer skills including demonstrated proficiency with image processing software, computer languages such as C, R, python, matlab, statistics, computer modelling, and expertise in managing large data sets.
  • Excellent technical, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong attention to detail, and meticulous work style, as evidenced by previous research

Remote Sensing Position

  • A Ph.D. in PhD in Remote Sensing, Geography, Earth Science, Climatology, Hydrology, or a closely related field.
  • Professional knowledge of and the ability to integrate information from hydrology, meteorology, climatology, remote sensing, physics, plant physiology, statistics, computer modeling and biophysical retrievals/canopy radiative transfer models.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with researchers and students from many different scientific backgrounds, including agency partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience designing, planning, and conducting experimental procedures, including the ability to meet project goals in a timely manner, and follow through on project deliverables.
  • The ability to communicate research findings both at professional meetings and in high quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Strong statistical and computer skills including demonstrated proficiency with image processing software, computer languages such as C, R, python, matlab, statistics, computer modelling, and expertise in managing large data sets.
  • Excellent technical, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong attention to detail, and meticulous work style, as evidenced by previous research

Salary and Length of Appointments:

Salary and benefits are consistent with UC Davis policy and applicant experience.Appointments are initially two years with the possibility of additional years pending availability of funding.

To Apply:

Please apply by sending your 1) CV inclusive of publications, awards, and both laboratory and field experience; 2) contact information for at least two professional references; and 3) a cover letter discussing your key experimental qualifications, research interests and motivations for each position to ajmcelrone@ucdavis.edu. Please also specifically comment on your interest and experience engaging stakeholders and developing practical management tools for sustainable crop irrigation management. Applications will begin review on 15 Feb 2018 and will continue until filled. Start dates are flexible, but late Spring 2018 is preferred. Feel free to contact Dr. Bill Kustas (USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory- Beltsville, MD; Bill.Kustas@ars.usda.gov ) or Dr. Andrew McElrone for more details (see email listed above). These post-doctoral scholars will work closely with Dr. Yufang Jin and Dr. Daniele Zaccaria (both UCD LAWR) on this project.

Assistant Professor of Soils and Plant Nutrition

Posted: January, 4, 2018

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis

Description: The Department of Land, Air and Water Resources in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Soils and Plant Nutrition with an emphasis on strengthening our understanding of soil‐plant relationships that influence nutrient content and quality of food crops intended for human and livestock consumption. This position is part of a multi‐departmental hire of three new faculty to address food and nutrition problems that transcend disciplinary boundaries. This is an academic year (9‐month), Assistant Professor tenure‐track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission‐oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://www.caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes).

Responsibilities: The Department of Land, Air and Water Resources is seeking applicants that focus on soil‐plant‐ microbial relationships that influence nutrient content and quality of food crops intended for both human and livestock consumption. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical and/or emerging issues that focus on mechanisms of plant nutrient uptake from the soil, and the influences of soil properties and soil microbiome on nutrient availability and uptake as they relate to nutritional quality of plant foods. The appointee will be responsible for teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes. These could include Principles of Soil Science (SSC100), Sustainable Nutrient Management (SSC109), Plant Sciences (PLS158, PLS157), a graduate class such as Advanced Topics in Plant Nutrition, and co‐teach a new set of 2‐3 interdisciplinary courses that explore the linkages between soils, food production, food consumption, and nutrition of human populations.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Soil Science, Agronomy, or a field closely related to soil nutrient management and plant nutrition. Post‐doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research. A candidate with a willingness to build relationships with relevant State of California and federal agencies is desired.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01998. Applications received by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications in PDF format, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to the position, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e‐mail, of four professional references.

Additional inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, William R. Horwath (wrhorwath@ucdavis.edu).

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Post-doctoral Position: Modeling of Managed Aquifer Recharge in the Central Valley, California

Posted: September 20,2017

Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources University of California at Davis, Davis, CA The Dahlke lab ( http://dahlke.ucdavis.edu) at the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources (http://lawr.ucdavis.edu) at the University of California, Davis has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to perform original research in water resources management. The selected candidate will develop and test numerical modeling scenarios to evaluate the impact of different managed aquifer recharge scenarios on surface water and groundwater resources in California. The modeling results will be used to inform economic analyses of the direct and indirect costs and benefits of managed aquifer recharge programs within the Central Valley, California. The candidate ideally should have experience with numerical flow codes, a strong background in theoretical or applied groundwater flow and modeling, strong programming skills and a fundamental understanding of stochastic processes and statistical analysis methods.

The position is available immediately and will be an initial 12-month appointment with the possibility of extension pending performance and availability of funding for a second year. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Duties and responsibilities:

•Work as part of a team of hydrologists to design and test different water management scenarios using integrated surface water – groundwater models.

•Develop water balance and groundwater flow models based on different land use and climate scenarios using downscaled CMIP 5 data.

•Produce high quality scientific and technical output including journal articles, conference papers and presentations, reports, and graphics.

•Support team members in the development of proposals to secure external funding for research.

Required qualifications:

Qualification for this position includes a PhD in hydrology, hydrogeology, engineering, water

resources management or related field, with a strong background in the fundamentals of groundwater and surface water flow, water resources management, watershed hydrology, and programming. Experience in integrated surface water – groundwater modeling and numerical flow codes such as IWFM, C2VSim and/or MODFLOW family codes is valued. Strong programming skills (Fortran/C++/Python/Matlab/R preferred) are required. Ability to work independently to fulfill project goals, to meet project deadlines, and to conceptualize and report research findings to sponsors, stakeholders and the scientific community is desired.

Preferred qualifications:

Prior experience with large-scale numerical models and skills in parallel and high performance

computing is desired. Ability to test relevant hypotheses and generate innovative solutions to flow problems and effective communication of modeling results and assumptions are encouraged. Good communication skills (clear written and spoken English) and ability to participate in and coordinate collaborative research is preferred. Applicants with U.S. Citizenship and/or current residency in the U.S. are preferred.

Application materials:

Please apply by sending your 1) CV including listings of publications, awards, and relevant laboratory,

field and computer/modeling skills, 2) a copy of your PhD diploma, 3) a cover letter discussing your key modeling and experimental qualifications, research interest and motivations for this position, and

4) names and contact information for three potential references to Dr. Helen Dahlke

(hdahlke@ucdavis.edu). Applications will begin being reviewed on October 1, 2017.

The University of California at Davis is rated as the #1 in the world for teaching and research in both agriculture and forestry and veterinary sciences.


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