Staff Research Associate II

us: Staff Research Associate II [100% | Duties: The Mann Laboratory is a self-contained, Special Use Facility within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Department of Plant Sciences which was commissioned in 1964 for applied and fundamental research, teaching, and extension related to Postharvest Biology and Technology, primarily on vegetable. The multi-user facility has 16 controlled temperature rooms, 8 laboratories, | Minimum Requirements: Bachelor degree in Plant Biology or closely related field, or equivalent experience/training; Experience with field trial coordination to execute applied research programs with cooperating growers, handlers, and processors as well as county-based cooperative extension advisers; Experience working with human bacterial pathogens in a BSL II laboratory. Microbiological including culture purification and maintenance, inoculum preparation, MPN-methodology, enumeration, PCR detection of E.coli O157:H7, Shigatoxin-producing E.coli, and Salmonella. Experience maintaining fungal and bacterial cultures. Ability to design, perform an optimize molecular biology protocols (eg. PCR, ELISA, cloning); Experience with data management and reporting, includin... | Preferred Requirements: Experience with laboratory and on-farm research in the field of produce food safety and environmental quality related to microbial risks to human health; Experience within an extension research and outreach program involving preharvest or postharvest food safety for fresh and fresh-cut produce; Skills to prepare and present training demonstrations workshops, and technical Research Board presentations in English and Spanish in preharvest and postharvest produce safety topics; Ability to facilitate cooperation and collaboration among internal and external technical research staff using team-building techniques; Experience is highly desirable but should not be regarded as limiting to applicants with a willingness and aptitude to learn the oper...] / University of California, Davis (UC Davis); Davis, California, United States / deadline January 23