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Position Open: Post Doctoral Associate, Research Horticulturalist

Developing a Sustainable Model for Agricultural Research and Extension

Developing a Sustainable Model for Agricultural Research and Extension

Post Doctoral Associate, Research Horticulturalist Position Open

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
HUDSON VALLEY RESEARCH LABORATORY
3357 ROUTE 9W
HIGHLAND, N.Y. 12528

AVAILABLE: Immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

DESCRIPTION:
A postdoctoral research associate position is available to study orchard management systems. A primary research focus will be on precision agriculture in fruit production. Research will include crop load management by chemical and hand thinning, nutritional studies via fertigation, rootstock effects on scion attributes, sweet cherry planting systems, pre-harvest stop drop and post harvest assessments. Pruning and training systems research will also include the development of management plans for a planting at the Hudson Valley Laboratory and at grower trial sites.

APPOINTMENT TERM: ONE-YEAR.
Upon successful interim 9 month period, committee approval and re-appointment, the postdoctoral research associate will work with department cooperators to develop integrated cross disciplined programming and sustainable funding for successive 2-year term employments.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Horticulture or a related field. They should be skilled in all phases of plant growth and development and ideally have some experience in tree fruit research and extension or outreach expertise. Individuals with backgrounds in pomology are especially encouraged to apply.

ANNUAL SALARY:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should send a cover letter describing their professional interests, a curriculum vitae and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. Please send information to:

Peter Jentsch
Department of Entomology

Cornell University’s Hudson Valley Lab 

P.O. Box 727, 3357 Rt. 9W
 Highland, NY 12528


Office: 845-691-7151

Cell: 845-417-7465

FAX: 845-691-2719
 E-mail: pjj5@cornell.edu