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Postdoctoral fellow: Rhizosphere ecology

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Soil Sciences, Plant/Crop Sciences, Soil ecology/microbiology or a related discipline; Valid driver’s license

The laboratory of Dr. Amélie Gaudin at the University of California Davis is seeking a post-doctoral fellow in the area of rhizosphere ecology and nutrient cycling. This position will provide scientific and technical support for a 3-year project in collaboration with Pioneer Hi-Bred, the Joint Genome Institute and the University of Guelph (Canada). The incumbent in this position will work closely with graduate students in the Gaudin Lab to investigate rhizosphere functioning as affected by management in rainfed corn and irrigated tomato and linkages between ecological outcome of rhizosphere processes and productivity under optimal/stress conditions. The successful candidate will be responsible for: 1) conducting field/greenhouse trials with soils from long-term trials in irrigated (Russell ranch) and rainfed systems (University of Guelph), 2) participate and conduct outreach activities to growers and the scientific communities locally and internationally and 3) write up results and grants to sustain funding. The successful candidate must be able to think and conduct field research independently, have excellent laboratory/soil science skills and be a good communicator. The position will be based in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, including office and departmental support.

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Applications must be submitted online. Complete applications must include: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) Cover letter outlining your interest in the position as well as your experience relevant to this position and 3) three references.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. For specific questions, please contact Dr. Amélie Gaudin at