University of California, Riverside

Department of Nematology


Current Job Openings

Assistant Specialist in Plant Nematology

The purpose of this position is to develop an integrated research program to study the compatibility and efficiency of nematicidal seed and soil treatments with biological control agents. The microbial focus is on Poschnia chlamydosporia and Pasteuria spp. Isolations, identification and evaluation of new strains as well as their compatibility with novel nematicides. This will involve laboratory, greenhouse and field trials. Experience in conducting such trials is crucial. The candidate has to be able to identify nematode-destroying fungi as well as nematode communities present in the soil.

Basic qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D or equivalent degree in Nematology or Plant Pathology, at least 2 years of Postdoctoral training in a relevant discipline and publications related to this job description. Experience in conducting greenhouse and field trials with nematicides and biological control agents is crucial.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in isolation, identification, and evaluation of strains of Pochonia chlamydosporia and Pasteuria spp. A California Driver License and a California Qualified Applicator license.

To apply: Application materials for the Assistant Specialist in Plant Nematology position should be submitted through Please provide a full curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, and names of contacts information. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 19, 2017.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

 UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Nematology
Margarita Flores
1447 Boyce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-3598
Fax: (951) 827-2364