Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoc microbial ecology

Job Number: 69121

Location: Parlier, US

Job Description

Postdoctoral Researcher to lead a project examining impacts of soil health practices (cover crops or woodchips) on soil carbon, microbial communities, and yield and nutritional quality. Postdoc will also have the opportunity to contribute microbial analyses to parallel projects evaluating almond alfalfa intercropping, cover crops and whole orchard recycling in almonds, and cover cropped vineyards. For more information on Hale lab: USDA webpage and Google scholar profile.


·         Must have Ph.D. in microbial ecology, soil biology, microbe-plant interactions, analytical chemistry or related field

·         Willingness to conduct field work (e.g. collecting soil samples, maintaining field equipment, collecting greenhouse gas measurements) is required and may involve regional travel.

·         Molecular laboratory experience (e.g. DNA extraction, PCR, amplicon sequencing, and/ or work with soil biological tests (e.g. PLFA, enzymatic assays) is ideal.

·         Demonstrated experience synthesizing and writing manuscripts is required.

Salary and Conditions
Full-time salary at $70K/year plus benefits included. The position is for 2 years, with potential for extension, dependent upon performance and the availability of research funding.


Parlier sits in the heart of the Central Valley of California, one of the most agronomically productive regions in the world, producing more than 200 unique specialty crops. Many of California’s spectacular sights are a short drive away.

Requirements: PhD completed in time to join team by January 2024

Interested? Feel free to contact with inquiries and/or send C.V. and 1-3 representative publications to [Please click the Apply button for the link or email].

Application Deadline: 2024-01-01


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