Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist

Integrated Management of Invasive and Endemic Arthropods Attacking Subtropical Fruit Crops University of California, Riverside

The Department of Entomology invites applications for an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in the area of integrated management of invasive and endemic arthropod species attacking subtropical fruit crops at the University of California, Riverside. This is a fiscal year position and is available January 1, 2018 with a 90 % Cooperative Extension/10% Organized Research appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station (http://cnas.ucr.edu/about/aes/). The position will be housed at the University of California Riverside Campus in Riverside, CA. Continue reading

Endowed Chair in Urban Entomology University of California, Riverside

The Department of Entomology will fill a tenured Endowed Chair with an internationally recognized mid- to senior-career scientist in any aspect of Urban Entomology available October 1, 2017. The successful candidate will conduct fundamental and applied research on insects of importance to California’s urban environment and structural pest control industry. Research areas could include, but would not be limited to behavior, ecology, genetics, physiology and toxicology of urban and structural pests. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in urban pest management programs and interact with the structural pest control industry and the public. Research efforts must be consistent with the mission of the Agricultural Experiment Station and directed towards managing insects of importance to structures in the urban environment. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Entomology or related Life Science discipline. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of strong training and experience with modern biological approaches to the study of integrated pest management of insects of importance in the urban environment. Continue reading

Post‐Doctoral Scholar in Entomology

Position Location: Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, University of California-­‐Davis, Davis, CA.

Position Summary: This position is funded in part by a grant from the Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The scholar will determine current status of brown marmorated stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys) on specialty crops in the Central Valley of California and develop and refine pest management programs appropriate for this invasive stink bug in this important agricultural production area. Pest biology, biological control, damage potential, sampling, and management will be among the areas of interest.   Continue reading

Western Region IR-4 Coordinator position still open

The University of California at Davis is still looking for qualified candidates to fill an Associate Director/Field Research Coordinator position. This person will lead the IR-4 program in the western region.

For those unfamiliar with the IR-4 program, this is a really important program funded by the USDA and the Land Grant Universities to help ensure specialty crop growers gain registered uses of reduced risk crop protection chemicals.  There are program areas in food crops, ornamental crops and also biopesticides.  This position helps lead and coordinate research and prioritize ag industry pest control needs for 13 western states and several Pacific island territories.

For more information about the position, including links to the application form, please see http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=22336 .

IR-4 Coordinator needed in Western Region

The Associate Director/Field Research Coordinator contributes to the leadership of the IR-4 Program, Western Region and coordinates the associated Field Program. Responsible for providing continuing liaison with Cooperative Extension (CE) specialists and advisors, Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) researchers and others within the University of California. Work with designated liaison representatives in other states of the Western Region as well as state and federal agencies, including the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA), California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Western Integrated Pest Management Center, commodity groups, chemical registrants and others concerned with specialty crop pest management needs. The Associate Director/Field Research Coordinator provides for the identification of pest control needs not covered by existing registrations and arrange for the development, assembly and transfer of information to support such registrations including the funding of short-term research projects. Advise commodity groups and others on the registration process and facilitate the success of their proposed research. Responsible for providing technical guidance for conducting crop residue trials under US EPA guidance and Good Laboratory Practices(GLP). This position also oversees efficacy and crop safety trials for specialty crops for food and ornamental production. The efficacy and crop safety evaluations also include the use of Biopesticide products. Work as part of a management team which includes the Director/Laboratory Coordinator and the Quality Assurance Coordinator in administering the Western Region. Continue reading

Pests, Pesticides & IPM Project Coordinator

The University of California, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources has begun recruitment for a Pests, Pesticides & IPM Project Coordinator to be located at either the Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Parlier, CA or at the UC IPM Statewide office in Davis, CA. Please help us spread the word by sharing the attached PVA with anyone you think might be interested I applying for the position. The deadline to apply is August 12, 2016.

Vice Provost – Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs – University of California

Location Headquarters: UC ANR Building, 2801 Second Street, Davis, California

CLOSING DATE: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by July 1, 2016 (open until filled)  

POSITION PURPOSE: The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), is seeking a Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs to provide leadership and advocacy for a unified UC ANR program with strong statewide, campus, and local presences. This is a senior programmatic leadership position responsible for guiding academic programs, specifically the two UC ANR Institutes, five UC ANR Strategic Initiatives and nine UC ANR Statewide Programs. The incumbent serves as the administrative leader for these programs, with the Directors/Leaders of each reporting to the Vice Provost. This senior leader ensures that these entities are advancing the Division-wide program priorities through development and efficient deployment of resources.   Continue reading