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Final date: April 30th, 2019 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Daane Laboratory in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley is looking for a highly motivated full-time Junior/Assistant Specialist.
This effort is part of an inter-agency research project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service to examine the biology, ecology and management of aquatic and riparian weeds in the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta. We are also working on biological control of coastal terrestrial invasive weeds, including Cape-ivy and ice plant.
The work will primarily be conducted at the USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center, Invasive Species and Pollinator Health Research Unit (ISPHRU) in Albany, California, and at field locations.
This position involves laboratory and greenhouse work on a daily basis, and field work in natural aquatic, riparian, and forest environments on an occasional to frequent basis depending on the season. Occasional extended day and overnight field work will be required.
The employee will perform studies in the laboratory, greenhouses and at field sites to examine the ability of insects released as biological control agents to establish populations and have impacts on invasive weeds in natural areas in California.
Specific duties of the position will include;
Maintenance of plant and insect colonies
Implementation of experiments to examine the effects of environmental conditions and insect or weed accession/genotype on insect reproduction
Sampling and dissection of plant samples from the field in the laboratory to assess biological control agent establishment.
Conduct research and enter data for the PI (Daane and USDA-ARS collaborators) to analyze results
Minimum/Basic qualifications (Must be met by time of application): Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree.
Preferred qualifications: Experience in rearing both plants and insects in labs and greenhouses, field studies of plant-feeding insect ecology or dispersal, and basic plant taxonomic skills to recognize selected plant species in field. A valid CA driver's license is also preferred.
Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Kent Daane. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
Salary and Benefits: Junior Specialist $39,500- $42,100/ Assistant Specialist $49,700 to $50,700 Annual Salary. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Junior/Assistant Specialist series salary scale.
This position provides full benefits. Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. UC Berkeley is a family responsive institution.
Contact information for three references is required. Only the references for finalists will be contacted.
Specific questions regarding the job advertisement can be directed to: Dr. Kent Daane at firstname.lastname@example.org. This recruitment will remain open until filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
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