Small Farms Staff Research Associate 2 - Santa Clara, CA. Job ID

County Location: Santa Clara County

Date Posted: November 22, 2021
Closing Date: December 8, 2021

Under general supervision, the Staff Research Associate 2 will support Dr. Aparna Gazula's research and extension program. This position will assist the advisor with greenhouse, laboratory, and field support including data collection, data management, data analysis, and the preparation of research reports and outreach materials related to vegetable crop weeds, arthropods, and diseases. The staff research associate will work primarily on vegetable crop integrated pest management. Work duties include establishing and maintaining research and demonstration field plots, establishing and maintaining greenhouse research and demonstration plots, data gathering in the field and greenhouse, collecting field samples, applying pesticides and other agrochemicals, data gathering, summary, and analysis, irrigation management, and weed and pest identification. Additionally, the staff research associate will assist with the design of research projects related to on-farm research in vegetable crops.

The Staff Research Associate 2 must have skills to be able to identify the major vegetable weeds, arthropods and diseases of vegetables, should be familiar with vegetable production on the Central Coast, understand vegetable crop production systems, and should be able to communicate effectively with clientele and other academics via phone, email, and in person. This is a full-time, limited term position.

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

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