Climate and Agriculture Project Scientist - UC Merced
Academic HR has begun recruitment for a Climate & Agriculture Project Scientist position to be located at the UC Merced Sierra Nevada Research Institute.
The Project Scientist will work closely with project investigators at UC Merced, USDA California Climate Hub, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and partners at the UC Davis – John Muir Institute of the Environment and UC ANR IGIS team, to develop locally relevant, climate-based agriculture decision support systems and dissemination processes designed to give specialty crops a competitive edge in increasing productivity and reducing risks associated with climate variability and change. The Project Scientist will develop an ensemble of decision support tools and resources similar to the Northwest Climate Tool box or AgroClimate.org team in collaboration with Informatics and GIS (IGIS) team to help growers make strategic decisions including but not limited to yield trade-off decisions, pests and disease management decisions, irrigation decisions, and heat and frost risk mitigation.
This is appointment is not eligible for indefinite status. The Project Scientist will be appointed to a term ending November 30, 2021. Continuation beyond the initial two-year term is contingent upon a review of continuing need and the availability of funding.
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