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Staff Research Associate
Staff Research Associate
Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201810114604 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $43,702 - $52,200
A full-time position for a Staff Research Associate 1 (SRA1) is available in the program of Dr. Andreas Westphal. Dr. Westphal is extension nematologist associated with the University of California Riverside, stationed at the Kearney Ag Center. The focus of his program is on nematode management on walnut, almond, pistachio, and grapes. This is for a full-time employee who has some experience with agricultural research. The purpose of the position is to assist, and conduct agricultural research projects in perennial nematology. Knowledge of experimental design, and the command of the requirements when generating publishable research data are prerequisite. Knowledge of agricultural equipment will be beneficial for the successful candidate. Implements used in the program include irrigation systems, chemigation tools, and various agricultural research tools. The incumbent is expected to have or to be willing to obtain a California Pesticide Applicators license (Department of Pesticide Regulation). After initial training, tasks will be assigned for conduct under minimal supervision. Recurring tasks include collecting soil and plant samples, extract nematodes from soil samples, and oversee greenhouse operations and plant care. Note keeping and initial data entry and curation are part of the tasks in this position. The incumbent in this position will be involved in most aspects of the program with an emphasis on the development of nematode resistant and tolerant rootstocks.
THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT THE KEARNEY AG CENTER IN PARLIER, CA
Education or experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Sciences in some biological field of study is required.
At least two years of experience in agricultural research with specific knowledge of general agricultural practices are needed.
Demonstrated organizational, verbal and written communication skills
California Drivers license
Adaptability to various research scenarios
Ability to obtain a California Pesticide Applicator license will be required
Experience in nematology or plant pathology research
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.
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