Postdoctoral Position in Wildlife and Produce Food Safety
Location: School of Veterinary Medicine, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security
A postdoctoral researcher is sought to work under the direction of Michele Jay-Russell in the Western Center for Food Safety to study the role of wildlife and livestock in the dissemination of foodborne pathogens (Salmonella, shiga toxin-producing E. coli) in and around vegetable fields. The project is in collaboration with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, USDA Wildlife Services, and private produce/livestock industry collaborators. See the project description.
A Ph.D. in ecology, epidemiology, or relevant field and experience trapping and sampling wild birds and mammals are required. Experience with radio telemetry to monitor bird movement is desirable. Knowledge of disease ecology in wildlife populations is required. Ability to analyze and synthesize ecological and microbiological data is required. The selected candidate must be able to manage confidential databases, work independently, complete grant progress reports on time, and have excellent interpersonal skills. The position involves regular travel and overnight trips in southern California and Arizona. The position is available immediately with funding for two years contingent on performance.
To apply, please e-mail a letter of interest, CV, and three professional references (name, e-mail, address, phone number) to Dr. Michele Jay-Russell.
The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences. Unless otherwise noted, all positions are within the United States.

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension for Urban Agriculture and Food Safety
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), a statewide program with local delivery, is seeking a full time Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension (50%) and Assistant in the Agricultural Experiment Station (50%) in the area of preharvest microbial food safety for the growing segment of California farmers that retail directly to their local public through farmer's markets and related venues such as community supported agriculture. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with colleagues in the School, across the University, and within the network of Cooperative Extension who work on the health of herds and flocks, food safety, manure management, and the agricultural production environment.
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Position expires: Sept. 30, 2014

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