The Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) Project
(http://agronomy.ucdavis.edu/safs/) is searching for a Research Manager of
this long-term, multidisciplinary study. This nationally recognized project
compares different farming systems and assesses the transition from
conventional to low-input/organic management. The study, initiated in 1988,
compares four farming systems (4 and 2-yr rotations) varying in levels and
types of inputs. The position description and the necessary requirements are
listed below. For further information, contact Dr. Kate Scow at
(530)752-4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Sean Clark at (530)752-2023 or
email@example.com. To apply for this position, send a detailed C.V.,
documentation of experience, academic transcripts, and have 3 letters of
reference (fax or email acceptable) sent by June 30, 1998 to: Dr. Kate Scow,
Search Committee Chair, Dept. of LAWR, University of California, Davis, CA
95616; FAX (530)752-1552.
Research Manager Job Description 6/1/98
1. Collect data on soil fertility/quality, nutrient cycling, crop growth,
and pest management, and analyze them using univariate and multivariate
statistical methods. There is opportunity to analyze and publish
long-term data on agricultural sustainability collected over the first
10 years of the project.
2. Coordinate and facilitate field activities of researchers with
Production Manager and other participating researchers.
3. Compile, organize, and maintain the project's long-term databases in a
central location for use by participating researchers.
1. Write/assist in preparation of grants, grant renewals, and progress
2. Hire, train schedule, and supervise undergraduates and graduate
3. Schedule and chair all group meetings. Write and distribute meetings.
1. Conduct lectures, informal visits and field tours for visiting students,
faculty, scientists, and others.
2. Coordinate with PI's to conduct training workshops and field days.
3. Develop materials including posters, abstracts, scientific publications,
slides, and reports for use in class lectures, seminars, workshops,
scientific meetings, newsletters, and field days.
1. Ph.D. in agronomy, soil science, ecology, or related field, or an MS in
the same fields with research experience.
2. Experience in field research, data collection, and data analysis.
3. Extensive knowledge of statistical techniques, especially of
4. Knowledge of soil science, plant tissue analyses, and pest management is
5. Managerial skills.
6. Excellent skills in written and oral communication.
7. Willingness to work overtime if needed.
M. Sean Clark
Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project
Department of Agronomy and Range Science
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
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