Jobs and Internships at ASI

Positions available at the Agricultural Sustainability Institute and its affiliated programs are posted on this page.  UC Davis positions can be found at

Staff and Academic Positions


Junior Specialist - Biodigester Residue Fertilization, Agricultural Sustainability Institute


The candidate will contribute to research under the project entitled “Producing Valuable Co-Products and Improving Nutrient Management for Dairy Manure Digester Systems”. 



The researcher will be a key contributor to a project funded by CDFA to analyze the effects of dairy manure digester co-products for nutrient management in tomatoes and corn at the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility. The junior specialist will contribute to implementation of a field trial comparing anaerobically digested dairy liquids and solids to mineral fertilizer. The junior specialist will be responsible for measuring the nitrogen mineralization potential of the different soil amendments, nitrogen uptake and effect on soil properties (carbon storage and salinity), as well as crop yields.  



The desired candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Plant Sciences, Soil Science, Biosystems Engineering Environmental Science and Management, or a related field.  The preferred applicant will have knowledge of some or all of the following: (1) soil and/or agricultural field research and sampling methodology (2) carbon and nitrogen cycling (mineralization, uptake, storage, losses) (3) data analysis, research report writing and presentation. Other desired qualifications include experience or knowledge of dairy digesters, drip irrigation, and outreach of research results to external stakeholders. 


Salary:  $36,432-$38,856


Appointment date:  The position is expected to support a Junior Specialist at 100% for a period of 1 year and 9 months. 


Applications:  Applications should be submitted on-line at ( Inquiries should be directed to Emma Torbert, Search Committee Chair, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA  95616, telephone (530) 752-5208, email:


Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter summarizing interest in the position and the most relevant background and skills; and names, addresses including e-mail, and telephone numbers of two references.  The position will close on 2/24/2015.  To ensure consideration, applications should be received by 2/24/2015.


UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.  We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. 


 Apply online here:, click on Applicants. The position code is JPF00505 and is under Agr & Env Sci Dean’s Office.

Student Positions

We have no positions available at this time.

Student Internships

Interested in our Internship Program? Please visit the Student Farm Internship page and the Russell Ranch Internship page for more information about on-campus internships with the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service's internship page is a good resource to search for and find off-campus internships.