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Staff Research Associate 1
Staff Research Associate 1
Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201709191221 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $43,702 - $52,200
Seeking a highly motivated person to join our newly formed team at the University of California in Riverside to build and run a scientific research apiary. The person will join a group that focuses on research and teaching activities on insect pollinator health, especially the study of immunity, reproduction and ecology of bees (see www.ciber.science.uwa.edu.au for more details). The main aim of the group is to use state of the art research approaches in close collaboration with beekeepers to develop novel approaches to better manage pollinator health and thereby safeguard bees and their pollination services in the future.
A minimum of 5 years maintaining commercial honeybee hives.
Documented experiences with bee breeding related methods such as:
oParasite identification and disease management
oHoney, pollen and wax production and processing
oBreeding of queens, including grafting and hive re-queening
oDrone (male) and worker breeding
o Artificial insemination (or willingness to learn)
oHive health monitoring
oRecord keeping of colonies and their performance
Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with industry partners
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
Skills to work in a cross disciplinary, multicultural team
Ability to independently lift 40 lbs above head
Demonstrated familiarity with Microsoft Office
A Bachelor's degree in the biological or environmental sciences.
Familiarity with the use of bee breeding equipment such as artificial insemination (Schley), grafting tools, microscopes and dissection scopes.
A basic understanding of agricultural economy, preferentially in relation to the beekeeping industry.
Experience in organizing community outreach events.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
Graduate School of Education
- 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering
- 71st among ranked schools
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Extension Agent - ANR
The Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) in Stokes County is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective and comprehensive educational programs and training designed to solve social, economic, and environmental problems in horticulture confronting small-scale, limited-resource, part-time farmers and home horticulturists. Programs address high priority needs and issues for these farming populations that align with the mission and vision of the Cooperative Extension Program at NC A&T; Stokes County programs include commercial vegetable & fruit production, high tunnel crop production, beekeeping and pollination, and harvesting and handling fresh produce.
The Extension Agent is responsible for non-formal education and farm demonstrations in appropriate technology, best management practices, high tunnel fruit and vegetable production, horticulture, marketing, and leveraging community collaboration. The Extension Agent collaborates with county and community based organizations to deliver programs and recruit program participants; determines program needs and priorities by conducting needs assessments; and evaluates data collected from multiple sources including advisory committee members, county residents and program participants. Master's degree from an accredited university in agricultural education, extension education, agricultural science, horticulture, or a related field is required; or a bachelor's degree in these or related fields in addition to work experience in Extension or working/teaching in diverse communities, with an understanding that a Master's degree will be pursued.
Ability to work independently without direct supervision. Ability to work and interact with diverse populations. Computer literacy (proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Office) Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Ability to network with community partners and agencies and maintain the working relationships. Valid Driver's license and personal transportation.
Ability to travel and work after hours/weekends as needed. Must be able to lift and carry training supplies and equipment needed for farm demonstrations and workshops.
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