Junior Specialist in Agroecology/Urban Soil Biogeochemistry
Position overviewPosition title: Junior Specialist
Open date: May 10, 2023
Next review date: Monday, Jun 12, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Ryals Agroecology Laboratory is looking to hire a Junior Specialist to assist with research on the effects of compost application to urban turfgrass systems on carbon storage and soil health.
In this role, a junior specialist will be assisting with a project funded by the Alameda County Waste Authority in partnership with the cities of Dublin and Pleasanton, California. This work entails coordinating meetings with project team members and staff as needed to identify field sampling locations and to collect historical land management data. Additionally, the junior specialist will assist in the experimental design, soil sampling, and field data collection of soil gas fluxes, soil conditions,
and turf health. Laboratory process of soil and plant sampling entails preparation for elemental analysis, nutrient analysis on a microplate reader, microbial biomass, texture, pH, and standard soil health indicators. The junior specialist will also assist in the organization and analysis of data and in the preparation of a manuscript. The junior specialist will attend meetings with Dr. Ryals and the research team.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.
- Bachelor's degree in Environmental Systems Science, Natural Resource Management, Soil Science, or related field
- Valid California driver's license
- Experience doing laboratory and/or field research
- General computer skills
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to follow protocols
- Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work
- Interest in working with team settings
- Experience operating equipment, such as gas analyzers and microplate readers
- Experience sampling soil
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