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Staff Research Associate 1

Full/Part Time
Full Time


$43,702 - $52,200

Position Information

The purpose of this position is to rear insect colonies, conduct field work, laboratory bioassays, pheromone trials and pesticide field trials under the general direction of the PI at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center in Exeter California. SRA I works independently and has responsibility for mapping, treatments, data collection and data analysis for 2-4 projects per year as well as assist with other projects at LREC.

Minimum Requirements

(1) Ability to see small insects and mites in the field
(2) Ability to recognize and monitor stages of citrus arthropod pest populations
(3) Ability to conduct field and laboratory work independently
(4) Ability to utilize Excel, PPT and Word to record, analyze, and present data
(5) Knowledge of safe pesticide practices and laws and regulations pertaining to pesticide use and be able to apply insecticides to citrus trees
(6) Ability to recognize and differentiate citrus fruit damage due to insect and mechanical causes
(7) Ability to conduct bioassays of insect and mite responses
(8) Ability to observe problems and make adaptive changes as experiments change
(9) Ability to work effectively with grower cooperators and UC personnel
(10) Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Drivers License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, if driving a university/personal vehicle for university related business

Preferred Qualifications

(1) Knowledge of citrus insect pests and their identification
(2) Ability to use Statgraphics to statistically analyze data
(3) Skill in rearing plants and insects

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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