Research focus on postharvest plant biology with emphasis on the influence of plant biology of produce or other plant based foods upon associated microbiota, including human pathogens; research on unexplored aspects of plant/microbiota phyllosphere interactions. Develop improved handling strategies in food availability, safety, and defense. Work with academic and industrial contacts to apply knowledge of plant-microbial interactions to optimize postharvest management strategies under different environmental conditions. Identify key phenotypic or molecular traits that could improve handling strategies and food safety. Conduct mission oriented research and outreach of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station; expected to operate well in multi-disciplinary teams focused on the development of practical solutions to critical issues related to food safety and postharvest handling of specialty crops grown in California and across the world; expected to contribute to teaching of core courses in the Plant Sciences undergraduate curriculum and to develop new courses in their area of expertise; teach at the graduate level within her/his area of research expertise in the Horticulture and Agronomy, Plant Biology, Food Science, Microbiology and/or International Agricultural Development Graduate Groups. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students ; participate in departmental, college, and campus committees and interact with state, regional and national organizations as appropriate.
TO APPLY: Register online at http://recruitments.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu Please include statements of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, publication list, copies of 3 of your most important research publications, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if within 5 years of either degree), and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five professional references. For technical or administrative questions regarding the application process please email email@example.com. Review of the applications will begin April 18, 2012. The position will remain open until filled.
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