Matthew Fidelibus with the Department of Viticulture & Enology has two opening for Junior Specialists at his lab in Parlier, CA. These positions are both 45.5% time for 6 months duration. Duties will include collecting data to help complete an externally funded research project aimed at determining the mineral nutrient requirements of table grapes. Specifically will include, but not be limited to, application of fertilizers, collecting samples of soil, water, and vegetative and reproductive tissues of grapevines, and prepare the samples for nutrient analyses. You will also enter data into computer databases, and you may analyze and help interpret research findings. You may also have the opportunity to work on other externally funded research projects, performing similar duties as needed.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences with a specialization in viticulture and enology. Bilingual (English and Spanish).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

SKILLS/ KNOWLEDGE:

  • Research experience

  • Ability to understand French, a basic language in viticulture and enology.

  • Keep and maintain inventory of supplies.

  • Communicate orally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of standard safe laboratory and field practices.

  • Master’s degree in viticulture and enology ABILITIES:

  • Concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

  • Enter and record data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice guidelines.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Work with diverse teams/growers

  • Be able to troubleshoot and make new decisions during changing conditions. These position are available Beginning 4/1/16.

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