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Postdoctoral fellow: Soil Health of Almond Production Systems
University of California

  • Jan. 4, 2017
  • Postdoctoral fellow: Soil Health of Almond Production Systems
  • Plant Sciences
  • University of California
    Davis, CA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
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The laboratory of Dr. Amélie Gaudin at the University of California Davis is seeking a post-doctoral fellow in the area of soil health in Almond orchard production systems. This position will provide scientific and technical support for a 3-year CDFA grant in collaboration with the Almond Board of California and UC ANR. The incumbent in this position will work closely with extension specialists, graduate students and researchers at USDA to investigate the impact of whole orchard recycling and winter cover crops on soil health and resource use efficiency in Almond orchards across a soil-climate gradient in California. The successful candidate will be responsible for: 1) conducting assessment of soil health and implement systems approach to quantify the associated ecological benefits and potential tradeoffs for mitigating and adapting to climate change, 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.

Please visit: to submit an application. 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

  • 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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  • Melanie Greenleaf
    Plant Sciences
    University of California
    One Shields Ave
    Davis, CA 95616
  • 530-752-9658
  • 530-752-4361


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