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Job

Vineyard Operations Assistant
Results Partners
McMinnville, OR

Closing Date:

June 15, 2021

Job Address:

10525 SW Highway 99W
McMinnville, OR 97128

Job Description:

Results Partners is looking for a professional and motivated Vineyard Operations Assistant to play a key role in our company. We are a forward-thinking, quality-driven, fast-paced, and growth-oriented company. Our main office is located in McMinnville, Oregon and we manage vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley, Rogue Valley, and Columbia Valley. This position will report to the Vineyard Manager and will perform all aspects of day-to-day farming activities. 

The successful candidate will be extremely involved with both equipment and labor. They will be the kind of person who pays attention to the details, is highly organized, enjoys cleanliness, loves agriculture, understands the growing season and its demands, understands business, and ultimately someone that will get out of the truck and do whatever it takes to see its employees and vineyards succeed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work with Operations Managers in the training and development of labor supervisors and tractor operators
• Ensure crew safety and compliance with all laws and company policies.
• Move equipment from site to site and ensure proper setup and use.
• Perform routine equipment service as needed and communicate with the Service Manager.
• Distribute and implement fungicide programs with the use of spray work orders and delivery of materials in a timely and efficient manner.
• Maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date spray records.
• Assist with the maintenance, repair, and calibration of all equipment used in the field.
• Work with the operations team to schedule and supervise all vineyard floor operations, including mowing, cultivation and seeding.
• Oversee use of equipment, including all tractors, implements, trucks, ATVs, etc.
• Maintain vineyard cleanliness, including the shop and grounds surrounding the vineyard.
• Complete daily timecard entries for some members of the team using the AgCode software program.
• General disease and pest monitoring
• Assist in phenology recording, tissue sampling, disease sampling/scouting and crop estimating as needed.

Qualifications:

• Must have a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, exceptional communication skills and be willing to be a team player.
• Prior working experience with general equipment used within vineyards (tractors, cultivation tools, fungicide and herbicide applicators, etc.) is preferred.
• Prior working experience with vineyard crews and a general understanding of work task timeframes during the season and the intricacies of labor needs is a plus.
• Ability to speak and write in both English and Spanish.
• Will be required to work long hours, starting in the early morning.
• Ability to acquire a Commercial Applicator License.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

To Apply:

Candidates must submit their cv/resume to Leigh@resultspartners.com

Job

Viticulture Technician
King Estate Winery
Eugene, OR

Closing Date:

May 14, 2021

Job Address:

80854 Territorial Hwy
Eugene, Oregon 97405

Job Description:

King Estate Winery seeks a Viticulture Technician to join the agricultural team. The Viticulture Technician will be responsible for obtaining and recording pruning weights. This individual will also collect and perform soil and tissue tests, cluster counts, cluster weights, and fruit samples. He or She will make observations and take measurements of vine and fruit growth development. The Viticulture Technician will conduct and record field experiments. This individual will report general conditions of the vineyard blocks to the Vineyard Manager. The other responsibilities may include driving tractors and trucks, entering general data, ordering supplies, and helping crews when needed during harvest pruning and the rest of the growing season.

Essential Job Functions:

• Obtaining and recording pruning weights
• Collecting and performing soil and tissue tests, cluster counts, cluster weights and fruit samples
• Conduct and record field experiments
• Various Vineyard work during times of need

Requirements/Competencies:

• Degree in viticulture, plant science or related field
• Previous vineyard work experience
• Ability to work outdoors in both cool and hot temperatures
• Agility, walking on uneven ground, bending and crouching to collect samples or hooking up equipment
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to follow directions, prioritize, and manage time effectively
• Availability to work overtime and weekends if necessary
• Covid Vaccine Required

To Apply:

Candidates mush submit their cv/resume to careers@kingestate.com

Job

Enology and Viticulture Faculty, FT
Finger Lakes Community College
Canandaigua, NY

Closing Date:

May 1, 2021

Job Address:

Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14472

Job Description:

Primary teaching responsibilities include day & evening classes in the Viticulture and Wine Technology program. Introduction to Wines and Vines (VIT 100), Introduction to Enology Lab Techniques (VIT 115), Enology I and II (VIT 210 and 215), Summer Vineyard Technology Practicum (VIT 110), Vineyard Management (VIT 200), Fall Wine Technology Practicum (VIT 205).

The Environmental Conservation and Horticulture Department is a team of invested instructors who are passionate about empowering students with the tools needed for success in a conservation field.

Education:

MS degree required in Enology and or related field (e.g. Viticulture, Wine making)

Experience:

Teaching/ professional experience highly desired. Demonstrated ability to create a positive learning atmosphere required. College-level teaching experience & experience working collaboratively to develop engaging course curriculum preferred.  Professional experience in the wine industry will be considered for this technical field. 

To Apply:

Apply online at: https://www.flcc.edu/jobs/staff.cfm

Job

Viticulture Intern
A to Z Wineworks
Newberg, OR

Closing Date:

September 15, 2021

Job Address:

30835 North Highway 99W
Newberg, OR 97312

Job Description:

This paid seasonal position begins in early June and continues through mid-October. We value someone who shares our values of working hard, working smart and enjoying what they do. You will work with two seasoned Viticulturists who are passionate about their craft, and willing to share knowledge. They’ll provide tasks and projects that will strengthen your understanding of viticulture practices. You will have the opportunity to learn more about farming quality wine grapes across Oregon while contributing to the 2021 vintage with REX HILL and A to Z Wineworks.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of this position include vineyard reporting, sampling plant tissue and soil, tracking phenology and weather, scouting for pests and disease, collecting data, and preparing yield estimations. You’ll have the opportunity to implement and collect data for vineyard experiments, and will assist the teams with harvest sampling, lab processing, and daily vineyard tasks

This seasonal role is ideal for someone who desires a career in a viticulture-related profession. We value prior knowledge of viticulture, and an understanding of sustainable vineyard farming practices. Above all, you must bring to this position a deep interest in the field of viticulture, and the willingness and ability to learn quickly.

Requirements:

You’ll need to commit to a flexible schedule, which will almost certainly include long hours, overtime and weekend work. You’ll need the ability to stand and move for at least 10 hours, to work outdoors in varying terrain and weather, and to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. This position requires computer proficiency in MS Office, Google Earth and database applications. You’ll need a current, valid driver’s license and insurance, reliable transportation, and the ability to travel to and from vineyards in a variety of locations.

Fluency in Spanish is a plus. We value curious, hard workers and effective communicators, who thrive in a team environment and are eager to pitch in wherever needed.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and visa restrictions, we are unable to consider those who do not currently have work authorization in the U.S.

A to Z values collaboration, cooperation and can-do attitudes. A to Z Wineworks is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

To Apply:

Email: jobs@atozwineworks.com

Job

Hospitality Intern
Phillips Hill Winery
Philo, CA

Closing Date:

December 31, 2021

Job Address:

5101 Highway 128
Philo, CA 95466

Position Summary:

Phillips Hill Winery is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join us as a Tasting Room Sales and Hospitality Intern. Our winery is located in the premier wine destination of Anderson Valley, known for its world-renowned Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and other cool-climate varietals. This position’s primary role is to provide our guests with an outstanding and unique wine tasting experience.

Whoever fills this position must be willing to put on “multiple hats”, and be comfortable moving between a variety of different tasks that help the tasting room run smoothly and successfully. We expect you to have enthusiasm for the wine we make, and be willing to learn and passionately teach guests about the beauty and uniqueness of Anderson Valley.

Duties:

Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assistance coordinating wine club events and dinners
General wine sales
Signing up new wine club members
Shipping and packaging of wine orders
General tasting room maintenance and support

Qualifications & Requirements:

A strong interest and passion for wine and the winemaking industry
Minimum high school diploma
Over 21 years of age
Ability to lift 40 pounds minimum
Comfortable learning how to use POS software
Excellent speaking and verbal communication skills
Willingness to work as a team, and take direction from others
Customer service experience, or ability to convey strong customer-facing skills

Knowledge about wine, the wine industry, and previous experience in hospitality is preferred, but not required.

Pay rate: Hourly rate will be DOE, and intern will also receive commission, bonuses, and tips
Hours per week: 24-30 hours a week; must be available to work weekends, Fri-Sun
Start date: May 2021 (start and end dates are flexible)
End date December 2021
Duration: 6 months

To Apply:

Email: wine@phillipshill.com

Job

Post-doctoral Scholar in Woody Plant Physiology
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Closing Date:

April 30, 2021

Job Address:

1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Position Summary:

A postdoctoral research scholar position is available in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at University of California Davis working at the Oakville Experiment Station. The post-doctoral scholar will be expected to analyze data streams from field grown, as well as potted grapevine trials where a series of treatments will be applied. The trials may include exogenous plant regulator dosing and application, applied water amounts, canopy management, rootstock/scion interactions, selective filtering of solar radiation spectra as well as girdling and nitrogenous fertilizer applications to mimic vius disease symptomology.

The responsibility of the candidate is to oversee and/or participate in all aspects of the research project: designing sampling protocols, overseeing field sample and field data collection with infrared gas analyzer, conducting carbohydrate and low molecular weight flavonoid analysis using reverse-phased high performance liquid chromatography, preparing tissue for RNA and DNA extraction, constructing libraries for appropriate RNA sequencing and rt-PCR analysis and other laboratory analyses, communicating with growers, writing reports, and preparing manuscripts for refereed journal publication. Supervision and interaction with graduate and undergraduate students working within the project is also expected.

To Apply:

Application and more details can be found here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04083

For more information please contact Dr. Kaan Kurtural skkurtural@ucdavis.edu

 

Job

Viticulturist
WFE Vineyard Manager
Livermore, CA

Closing Date:

May 23, 2021

Job Address:

5565 Tesla Rd
Livermore, CA 94550

Position Summary:

As a core member of the Viticulture team, you will be responsible for developing and executing a farming plan focused on vine and soil health, fruit quality and sustainable practices. You will partner in developing specific goals, policy, procedures, and quality objectives for the wine-growing process. You will ensure that grapes meet quality and supply objectives by performing daily activities in pest monitoring, yield estimation, plant nutrition, maturity sampling and practical vineyard improvement trials. You will provide technical support to vineyard managers and senior leaders through data collection and reporting, coordination of treatment applications, vineyard development planning and sensory evaluation of wine.

Overview:

As a core member of the Viticulture team, you will be responsible for developing and executing a farming plan focused on vine and soil health, fruit quality and sustainable practices. You will partner in developing specific goals, policy, procedures, and quality objectives for the wine-growing process.  You will ensure that grapes meet quality and supply objectives by performing daily activities in pest monitoring, yield estimation, plant nutrition, maturity sampling and practical vineyard improvement trials. You will provide technical support to vineyard managers and senior leaders through data collection and reporting, coordination of treatment applications, vineyard development planning and sensory evaluation of wine. At WFE, employee performance is measured through the results delivered, as well as your behavior. Your consistent demonstration of our WFE RISE Values (Respect, Integrity, Sustainability & Excellence) are an expectation of all members of our team. The winegrowing operation is also driving a quality renaissance through our focus on key priorities, measuring what matters, and the integration of Lean/Shingo principles. As a member of our team, it is an expectation that you will improve the work, which supports the innovation and development of the whole.  

Essential Functions:

Scouting, data collection and accurate record keeping including but not limited to: Vineyard pest
Phenology Nutrient: tissue and soil
Pruning weights
Crop estimation
Maturity sampling
Sugar loading
Sustainability metrics
Water stress
Systems management including but not limited to: AgCode
360Viti
Agrian
Vine View
ArcGIS
Microsoft SharePoint
Microsoft Teams
HIPPO
Expected to make improvements, schedule, and track progress for: Block farming plan, budget, task tracking and PY comparison
Cultural vineyard practices
Pest and nutrient management
Vineyard treatment and pesticides applications
Sustainable enhancements
Innovation and experiments ie. new products, equipment, methods
Work orders
Act as a service provider to support the voice of the customer:
Winemaking & cellar (internal)
Custom Farming
Grape Sales
Grape Purchasing
Assist in Essential harvest planning functions:
Truck scheduling
Customer fruit deliveries
Fruit scheduling
Berry chemistry processing/reporting

Physical Demands:

Must be able to hike uneven terrain in vineyards.
Must be prepared work in all weather conditions year-round.
Must be able to stand, bend and twist frequently and lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Committed to work long hours and many weekends during harvest and other times of heavy workloads.

Qualifications:

B.S. in Viticulture, plant science, or related Ag studies.
3-5 years vineyard experience.
Valid CA Driver’s License
Operate under deadlines and sometimes a high degree of pressure. Work in a multi-task interrupt driven environment.
Interact with all levels of staff using effective interpersonal skills.
Computer skills needed, familiarity using Microsoft Teams, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint. AgCode experience is a plus.
Introductory level education in Lean and Shingo practices.
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
Forklift operating experience is a plus.
QAL or PCA License is a plus.
COVID-19 Precaution(s): 
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Temperature screenings
Social distancing guidelines in place
Virtual meetings
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Sustainability Values statement:
Supports environmental sustainability by controlling use of pesticides.  Everything done in the vineyard is all in relation to the environment.  Purchase the safest and most environmental-friendly products.  Find extra uses for waste, such as recycling used water by filtering for watering.  Impact economical sustainability by reducing the amount and frequency of pesticides used.  Ensure protection of the natural habitat of the animals, by building bird boxes, etc.

This position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated.  Employees are always expected to follow their supervisors’ instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

To Apply:

To apply for the role – please connect with Niki Wente and submit your resume/application to the following:

https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/WEN1003WFE/JobBoard/56f1c0fc-ab6b-4957-b4cc-cbfd4b55d19f/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=c1f1985d-62d3-4734-bcde-c6b756bd7bb6

Job

Summer Crop Estimate Technician
Results Partners LLC
McMinnville, OR

Closing Date:

April 12, 2021

Job Address:

10525 OR Hwy 99W
McMinnville, OR 97128

Job Description:

Results Partners is a vineyard management company looking for technicians to assist with wine grape crop estimating, sampling, and general data collection during the summer growing season. Our offices are based in McMinnville and we manage vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley. This is a great opportunity for individuals who enjoy working outdoors and want to learn about vineyard management and wine grape growing

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Collect yield data: number of shoots, number of clusters and cluster weights
• Monitor and record grapevine phenology stages and dates
• Collect leaf blades for nutritional analysis at veraison
• Determine replanting needs in young vineyards
• Assist in general vineyard operations as needed
 

Qualifications:

• Experience working outdoors
• Ability to work independently
• Must be able to work long days outside in variable weather conditions
• Excellent communication skills; can communicate effectively in English, Spanish speaking skills a plus
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
• Must be computer literate, with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Must have a good driving record, dependable transportation
• Must work long hours as required
• Ability to lift 40 pounds

To Apply:

Jessica Dunnam
503-435-7241
Jessica@resultspartners.com

Job

Temporary Extension Regional Specialist
Colorado State University
Grand Junction, CO

Closing Date:

March 23, 2021

Job Address:

Colorado State University
Western Colorado Campus
3170 B 1/2 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81503

Job Description:

Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting (70 %)
• Planning, implementing and evaluating educational programming in viticulture production.
• Support for wine-grape growers that addresses industry needs and priorities.
• Comprehensive information on current technology, viticulture expertise as well as relevant and essential information and educational materials to both established and experienced commercial Colorado wine-grape growers and new commercial wine-grape growers and those potentially interested in growing wine-grapes on a commercial scale.
• Viticulture information and training for county extension agents and Master Gardeners throughout Colorado as well as serving as an information clearinghouse and resource for statewide extension.
• Conducts seminars and workshops in the various established wine-grape growing regions of the state as suggested in the SCBG application and budget.
• Conducts individual site visits and consultation to established commercial wine-grape growers and to new or potential commercial growers when required and only as time permits.
• Delivers educational programming at multiple levels in a variety of venues and locations using a diverse array of methods.
• Develops and delivers workshops, seminars and training materials that present current viticulture information on topics pertinent to the Colorado wine-grape industry statewide.
• Plans, conducts and speaks at educational meetings, such as CAVE workshops and VinCo, the statewide wine industry conference held each January in Grand Junction.
• Develops bulletins, fact sheets and web resources to be posted on CSU, CAVE and CWIDB pertinent to the needs and priorities of commercial Colorado wine-grape growers.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships (30%)
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
• Collaborate, coordinate and communicate across agency and department lines to foster the most efficient educational programs possible for commercial viticulture in Colorado.
• Responsible for reporting on program updates and status to CAVE Board of Directors and CWIDB according to the requirements of the SCBG application and as agreed upon by the program partners.
• Provides confidential advice to requests for technical assistance from viticulturists.
• Participate in extension activities as required, delivering content on topical viticultural themes.
• Contributes to the formulation and dissemination of viticulture information through various communication platforms, including refereed scientific platforms.
• Prepares and updates information used on websites and journal publications.
• Accepts that all Intellectual Property, Patents and discovery arising during the course of employment remains the property of the respective organization, and any contractual agreement made with the funding party.

Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

To Apply:

Contact: CJ Mucklow, Regional Director, Western Region
CJ.Mucklow@colostate.edu

Job

General Manager
Unionville Vineyards
Ringoes, NJ

Closing Date:

May 1, 2021

Job Address:

9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551

The winery is located in East Amwell Township, in the southeast corner of Hunterdon County. Residents of the area enjoy a fantastic quality of life with ample downtown, suburban, or rural housing opportunities. The winery is approximately an hour’s drive from Philadelphia and New York City. The area boasts terrific public school districts, outdoor recreation, fine dining, and much more.

Job Description:

Unionville Vineyards grows 42 acres of vinifera and hybrid wine grapes across 5 different sites in Hunterdon and Mercer Counties, with a focus on Burgundy and Rhone varieties. We farm for quality, with the expressed goal of making the finest wines on the east coast. Unionville has produced the only red wine from New Jersey to score 90 points or better in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Our wines have been served at some of the best restaurants in New Jersey, and the James Beard House in Manhattan. Unionville has been written about in FOOD&WINE, Wine Enthusiast, Harper’s Bazaar, & the Wall Street Journal. We employ sustainable production practices whenever possible, and look at viticulture and winemaking as an annually evolving process. The overarching dream of attaining better quality each year is hand in glove with developing economically and environmentally sustainable practices. Unionville is a solar-powered winery situation on 89 acres of preserved farmland. We believe growing wines in the Amwell Valley and Sourland Mountains affords unique opportunity to showcase wines of place, finesse, and balance.

The Winemaker holds the integral, comprehensive role in Unionville’s quality wine production, supervising each step of the production process from vine to bottle. The Winemaker executes and manages all aspects of winemaking, from harvest crush, to fermentation and maceration, barrel maintenance, blending, and bottling. The Winemaker is both a supervisor and a hands-on teammate within the production operation. The Winemaker works directly with the Vineyard Manager to grow to company-determined yield, ripeness, and quality thresholds for estate wines.

The Winemaker has the following direct responsibilities:
1. Reports directly to the GM

2. Organizes the weekly, monthly, and annual production schedule, produces a published plan for each

3. Interfaces with the Vineyard Manager to inform viticultural practices and harvest decisions based on fruit ripeness parameters. Works with the Vineyard Manager on variety and clonal selection, as well as viticultural practices for wine quality.

4. Manages the staffing, hiring, training and applies the appropriate amount of labor to achieve the short, medium, and long-term goals of the winery. The Winemaker oversees production staff payroll recording and clock in/clock out procedures

5. Maintains and organizes a winery that is sanitary and compliant with all regulatory agencies including OSHA, USDA, DEP, FDA, county, and others.

6. Performs quality control on all aspects of winery work including sanitation and maintenance of related tools and machinery

7. Identifies and presents opportunities to improve grape quality and yield, vineyard efficiency, wine quality, winery efficiency cost-savings opportunities, and sustainability initiatives

8. Manages production and interfaces directly with 3-4 private wine clients each season

9. Interfaces with outside growers and handles logistics related to picking decisions and grape deliveries

The Winemaker has these secondary responsibilities:

1. Participates in winery club events, wine dinners, public events, and interfaces with patrons and consumers sporadically throughout the year

2. Represents the winery in PR opportunities, such as panel discussions, interviews, blog posts, and club communications

3. Occasionally supervises the tasting room

4. Works with the General Manager to complete beverage tax filings

5. Works with the Tasting Room Manager and Sales Rep to train staff on salesmanship and wine knowledge

6. Is central to developing and maintaining a company culture of happiness, camaraderie, and excellence

The Winemaker:

1. Has a working knowledge and relevant winemaking experience with several of these varieties
a. Chardonnay
b. Pinot Noir
c. Syrah
d. Viognier
e. Riesling
f. Cabernet Franc

2. Is excited to make wines consistent with Unionville’s style- acid-driven, balanced, moderate alcohol, food friendly, low oak

3. Has complete mastery of wine chemistry

4 . Is comfortable with a variety of wine styles, including still red, white, and rosé, Port, Petillant-Naturel, and methode champenoise.

5. Is familiar with and can perform maintenance on the bottling line, cross-flow filtration unit, bladder press, pump, forklift, and tractors.

6. Is a leader and a team player who motivates people, rewards hard work and makes adjustments to the team when needed.

7. Is a problem solver who anticipates challenges and issues, finds and applies solutions, and leads the operation in a productive, successful, efficient way.

8. Is a clear communicator with superlative verbal and written communication skills

9. Is timely, clean, and has no drug/alcohol abuse problems

10. Has a valid driver’s license, and can pass a background check with no criminal history or alcohol-related driving incidents

Compensation:

This position offers a benefits package comprised of salary, retirement account, health benefit, professional development stipend, and paid vacation. The total compensation is valued at $78,000. The Winemaker position at Unionville affords growth potential as additional planted acreage begin bearing in the coming year(s).

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years production experience with a premium winery, and formal training and education in oenology. They are self-motivated with exemplary ethic, setting the tone for the rest of the workplace. They are constantly driven to improve wine quality vintage after vintage, and thrilled to join a winery seeking to make the finest wines on the east coast.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to:
JCifelli@unionvillevineyards.com addressed to John Cifelli

Job

Harvest Intern
Dakota Shy Wine
St. Helena, CA

Closing Date:

August 16, 2021

Job Address:

771 Sage Canyon Road
St. Helena, CA 94574

Job Description:

Dakota Shy Wine is seeking 2021 Harvest Interns!
Selected interns will have an opportunity to thrive at Dakota Shy, one of Napa Valley’s state-of-the-art wineries during its fifth harvest. Interns will learn production processes from our winemaker, assistant winemaker, and cellar master.

We ask that applicants have at least one year of previous harvest, wine, microbiology, enology, or viticulture experience or education.

Commonly required tasks include, but are not limited to, work in confined spaces, climb a ladder, stand and walk for long periods of time, repeatedly lift 50 pounds, work with winery sanitation chemicals, use personal protective equipment, work outdoors and inside. Fruit Processing, fermentation management, drain and pressing, barrel filling and racking, winery upkeep, and topping make up the fun stuff. Lunch will be provided on “fruit days.”

To Apply:

Successful applicants will be over the age of 21, have a valid driver’s license, own a car, find housing, communicate effectively in English, have legal United States work status, and must be willing to work with limited days off. Reliability and self-motivation are essential skills.

Employment for harvest will begin August 16 through November 19 with competitive compensation.

Please contact Pete Hopkins by email at pete@dakotashywine.com

Job

Assistant Winemaker
Merry Cellars Winery
Pullman, WA

Closing Date:

February 22, 2021

Job Address:

1300 NE Henley Ct.
Pullman, WA 99163

Job Description:

Assistant Winemaker
Merry Cellars Winery
Pullman, WA
509-338-4699
bemerry@merrycellars.com

This full time position is responsible for overseeing the day to day organization and execution of winemaking activities for our 5,000-case winery. The position requires a mixture of managerial, laboratory, customer service and communications skills. Compensation is DOE.

Requirements:

– Supervising day to day production operations including harvest, barrel management, bottling, equipment preparation and sanitation as well as organization of the production and barrel room.
– Assist with grape receiving, processing, crushing, pressing and assorted operations during harvest.
– Participate in wine tasting and blending trials throughout all stages of the winemaking process while responsible for working with the lead winemaker to evaluate and recommend proper treatments as needed.
– Responsible for training, supervising, and mentoring all harvest interns and any other help in the production room during harvest and/or bottling.
– Provide ongoing instruction, education and support as assigned to interns.
– Work with the lead winemaker to curate blends and ensure wines are developing desirable characteristics.
– Contribute ideas and provide support to the lead winemaker and production staff.
– Run educational tastings and tours of the facility as when needed.
– Assist in the continuous improvement of winemaking procedures.
– Assist in data management, keeping track of daily tasks and record keeping.
– Be available for weekend and evening winery events that require interaction with customers.
– Occasional shifts in the tasting room.
– Responsible for outside sales locally (Pullman, Moscow, Lewiston, Clarkston, Spokane).

Desired Skills & Experience

– Pursuing or completed a degree in Viticulture, Enology, Wine Business Management, Chemistry or a related field.
– Experience in a winery and understand the winemaking process.
– Strong organizational, teambuilding and problem solving skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
– Excellent time management.
– Lift and carry up to 50 pounds, work on and around ladders, uneven flooring, in hot, cold and wet environments.
– Available to work a varied schedule during harvest season as needed.
– Positive attitude.
– Fast learner.
– Experience in OrderPort point of sale software, Vintrace winery management software, Adobe Creative Suite.
– Tasting room / hospitality / customer service experience.
– Experience running social media, specifically Instagram & Facebook.
– Forklift certified.
– Some kitchen / foodservice experience.
– Wet chemistry experience.

Job

Winemaker
Franklin Hill Vineyard
Bangor, PA

Closing Date:

March 27, 2021

Job Address:

7833 Franklin Hill Rd.
Bangor, Pa 18013

Job Description:

Franklin Hill Vineyards is looking for a qualified winemaker to join our growing production demands. Located on a beautiful farm in eastern Pennsylvania, Franklin Hill has 16 acres of grapes and a state-of-the-art winery facility. This is a fun and exciting position available immediately to the right applicant. This is a full-time position offering a competitive wage. All applicants will be considered.

Requirements:

The applicant must possess a strong work ethic, ability to collaborate with a team, and enjoy working both indoors and outdoors. From the grape growing to the tasting room, this position enjoys the full winery experience. The position will include sanitation, safety, fruit projections, receiving fruit, fermentation, aging, blending, bottling, etc. The wine maker must enjoy working with other departments to collaborate with all aspects of the winery and vineyard. The applicant must have experience in chemistry to conduct lab analyses. Tasting, analyzing, and assessing batches as well as perform problem solving daily. The ideal applicant would possess a degree in enology, viticulture, or related field. Experience in wine, beer, spirits is preferred, but other food science experience will be considered.

Please contact us at info@franklinhillvineyards.com

Job

Postdoctoral Scholar in Plant Physiology
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Closing Date:

January 27, 2021

Job Address:

James M. Elliott Building
University Park, PA 16802

Job Description:

The Centinari lab in the Department of Plant Science at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to work on the biotic stress caused by the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, on grapevines, including but not limited to physiological and production responses. The Postdoc will contribute to a funded, collaborative USDA-SCRI grant “Biology, management and reducing the impact of the spotted lanternfly on specialty crops in the eastern USA” and will collaborate with the Rosa lab in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology. The candidate should have a strong background in pomology and proficiency in using technology for measuring plant physiological parameters in field settings and analysis of plant primary and secondary metabolites. Demonstrated experience and ability to conduct field experiments is required and candidates with laboratory experience only and lacking applied field experience are not suitable for this position. In addition to the aims of the grant, the Postdoc will have the opportunity to conduct follow-up, novel studies consistent with the overarching project goal.

Position Summary

This position will provide opportunities for professional development and networking with researchers at institutions across the US and with industry members. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are important. Preferred candidates will have the following strengths: strong interest in inter-disciplinary research with the ability to conduct research independently; ability to conduct field experiments and work in a collaborative and collegial environment; an interest in mentoring students and outreach; and a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications

To Apply:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Horticulture, Plant Physiology, Agroecology, or related discipline(s) completed by start date. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial funding is available for one year, with renewal contingent on satisfactory performance. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

To apply please submit a (i) a cover letter detailing research interests and professional goals, qualifications, and preferred start date, (ii) a CV, (iii) contact information for three references and (iv) pdfs of 1-2 representative publications. For additional information about this position, please contact Dr. Michela Centinari (mailto:mzc22psu.edu).

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2106114

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job

Winemaker
Tobin James Cellars
Paso Robles, California

Closing Date:

January 31, 2021 

Job Location:

8950 Union Rd
Paso Robles CA 93446

Job Description:

80,000 to 100,000 case, well established Central Coast Winery producing 40 different bottlings of 22 plus varietals seeking an experienced winemaker. Applicant must have practicing knowledge and skills of winemaking. The position will work closely with present winemaker to gain understanding of current wine style and winery practices and eventually take over operations. Emphasis placed on the current wine style.

Crush:

  • Work closely with growers
  • Implement and negotiate grower contracts
  • Vineyard visits all year to monitor fruit
  • Organize freight for harvest
  • Oversee crush
  • Manage winemaking as crush is being received
  • Knowledge of EURO Bladder Press Model 6000 & 3000

Cellar:

  • Manage all cellars procedures
  • Topping, racking transfers, and blending
  • Direct all additions and chemical analysis on wines
  • Forklift Certified
  • Barrel purchasing and barrel protocol

Bottling:

  • Coordinate and execute in house bottling
  • Knowledge of GAI Bottling Line
  • Knowledge of Crossflow Filter System
  • Trial Blends and Final Blending with owners
  • Blend and bottle 22+ varietals, 40+ different bottlings
  • Coordinate and order bottling supplies
  • Schedule staff to bottle

Office & Lab:

  • Knowledge of Winemaker database software
  • Keep accurate record
  • Provide information for TTB702 & COLA

Wet chemistry skills

  • Oversee maintenance of all winery equipment & systems
  • Basic knowledge & abilities of repairs
  • Knowledge of FOSS Analytical Wine Scan

Qualifications

  • 5 plus years’ experience in winemaking, strong analytical skills, an enology degree (or similar) a must.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Organization and planning.
  • Work independently, and efficient time management.
  • Give direction and manage cellar crew.
  • Experienced in bottling.
  • Experienced in Crush.
  • Constant continued education with viticulture and winemaking processes.

To Apply:

Please apply via email monica@tobinjames.com

Job

Research Scientist – Plant Physiologist and Viticulturist
Summerland Research and Development Centre Science and Technology Branch
Government of Canada

Closing Date:

January 18, 2021 @ 23:59 PM Pacific Time

Job Location:

Summerland Research and Development Centre
Science and Technology Branch
Government of Canada
4200 Highway 97, Box 5000.
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Canada

Job Description:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is seeking to staff one permanent position (Research Scientist in Plant Physiology and Viticulture) at the Summerland Research and Development Centre in Summerland, in the Okanagan Valley wine grape region of British Columbia.

The position requires scientific innovation and leadership in the area of plant physiology and viticulture. The successful candidate will lead and develop a program in grapevine physiology, ecology, and production system design. The focus will be on grapevine ecophysiology and stress physiology, and the development and application of geomatics and sensing technologies for characterizing spatial variations in vineyard conditions. This program realizes strong collaboration with other viticulture and related research programs and with industry stakeholders, and plays an important role for wine grape producers throughout Canada, particularly in BC.

Application is also open to non-Canadians

To Apply:

Please apply on line at:

English: 
https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1518743


French:
https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrssrfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1518743&toggleLanguage=fr

Contact information can be found in the application link.

Job

Per-Diem Farm Laborer
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Closing Date:

December 18, 2020

Job Location:

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Job Description:

The department of Viticulture & Enology is is searching for twenty (20) Per-Diem Farm Laborers.

This position is responsible for providing skilled and semi-skilled agricultural vineyard field support for research and teaching projects, including performing general nursery duties of the vines; performing specialized cultural work such as irrigating, applying insecticides, herbicide and fertilizers; perform pruning, suckering, leafing, harvest, disking; and operating farm equipment such as tractors, fork lifts, and all-terrain vehicles at vineyard facilities near Davis and Oakville and other College facilities as assigned.

Must be available to work with 24 hours’ notice.

To Apply:

Please click on the appropriate link below for complete details, qualifications, and to apply.

External Applicants: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucdavis/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=7&JobOpeningId=12892&PostingSeq=1

Internal Applicants: https://ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu/peoplesoft-native/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_EMP.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&SiteId=8&FOCUS=Employee&JobOpeningId=12892&PostingSeq=1


Job

Senior Agricultural Technician
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Closing Date:

December 18, 2020

Job Location:

595 Hilgarde Lane
Davis, CA 95616

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
Viticulture and Enology (VEN) is an academic (education, research, and outreach) unit in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The VEN Davis Vineyards are special facilities devoted to the cultivation of grapevines for research and teaching purposes and for the production of grapes to be used for the Enology classes throughout the academic year.

Job Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for providing direct field support for research projects including general vineyard operation, care of vineyard and performing skilled or specialized operational level cultural duties. Perform general nursery duties such as propagating standard varieties of plant materials, collecting, caring for and germinating seeds, maintaining cuttings of plants, and controlling environmental conditions. Perform specialized cultural work such as irrigating, applying insecticides, herbicide an fertilizers; and may keep routine operational records Operate small and large wheel tractors and track laying tractors, and forklifts including but not limited to specialized farm equipment such as hedging equipment, sprayers for pesticides and herbicides, weed abatement implements and all-terrain vehicles.

Salary:

$20.92 – $29.30/HR.

PERCENTAGE OF TIME
Full-Time

HOURS
8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Physical Requirements:

-Lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50lbs.
-Sit for two hours at a time operating field equipment.
-Perform repetitious field work.

Work Environment

-Work flexible schedule and occasional overtime including weekends, evenings or nights to operational needs.

-Work outdoors in all types of weather.

-Ability to tolerate field and greenhouse conditions during extremes of hot and cold temperatures

-Eligible for EH&S certificates in forklift operations.

-Valid California driver’s license to drive to vineyards.

-Restricted vacation during peak periods.

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 eased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Qualifications:

Required:
-Experience in pruning and vine training of many diverse collections of vines including wild grape species, rootstocks, wine and table grapes.

-Agricultural experience to operate heavy and/or complex agricultural equipment including but not limited to wheel tractors and track laying tractors, forklifts, and specialized farm equipment such as hedging equipment, sprayers for pesticides and herbicides, weed abatement implements.

-Experience with grapevine propagation including herbaceous and woody cuttings, mist propagation, and bench-grafting.

-Knowledge of pesticides/herbicides application in accordance with local regulations.

-Interpersonal and communication skills to work with contract laborers in field oriented tasks; to maintain good working relationships with winery staff, outside growers and customers; and to facilitate timely and proper grape handling.

PREFERRED
-Experience maintaining vineyard conditions as needed for teaching and production.
-Bilingual in English/Spanish.
-Skills to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
-Writing skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Background Check

EEO/AA Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job

Viticulture – Assistant / Associate Professor
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA

Closing Date:

January 4, 2021

Job Address:

California State University, Fresno
Department of Viticulture and Enology
2360 E. Barstow Avenue MS VR89
Fresno, CA 93740-8003

Job Description:

Job #498260. For official position description visit https://careers.fresnostate.edu/.

• Available for Academic Year: 2021/2022.

Position Summary

The Department of Viticulture and Enology has an opening for a tenure-track or tenured faculty, 9-month (academic year) appointment. Candidates with expertise in viticulture, horticulture, plant science, and related fields will be considered. The candidate shall be comfortable in teaching viticulture related classes at the undergraduate and graduate level (e.g. General Viticulture, Wine Grape Production, Organic Viticulture, and Research in Viticulture & Enology). The teaching assignment and research program will be determined by the area of expertise of the final candidate and by department needs. The position requires engagement with the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) including conducting applied research, agricultural technology development, training and demonstrations. The successful candidate will be expected to develop externally funded research and industry outreach programs involving undergraduate and graduate students. All faculty members in the department are expected to work collaboratively with the wine and grape industry to address challenges regionally and beyond. All faculty are also expected to engage in high impact practices that promote student success such as, but not limited to, internships, international/global experiences, service learning, outcomes assessment, and collaborative assignments. Service at all levels of university governance and within the wine and grape industry is also expected. Willingness and ability to work in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams and to complete tasks on time are essential characteristics of candidates filling these positions. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department, college, and university, as well as industry stakeholders.

Overview:

It is the goal of the Department of Viticulture and Enology to be a world-class center of excellence that effectively meets the educational and research needs of students and the broader grape and wine community. The Department provides practical hands-on education to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students through its teaching and solution-focused research programs. The Department currently serves approximately 150 students through its MS in Viticulture and Enology, BS in Enology, BS in Viticulture. These academic programs are supported by a strong group of faculty and staff with a commitment to education, research, and industry outreach and service. The program consistently ranks among the top institutions in the country for viticulture and enology.

The Department’s strong research program is supported by the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC), the Jordan College Graduate Lab, the newly-opened Jordan Agricultural Research Center, the Olam Sensory Laboratory, the University Agricultural Laboratory (UAL), and the V.E. Petrucci Library, a collection of Henry Madden Library embedded within the Department and dedicated to viticulture and enology. VERC and JARC provide research laboratory space and major instrumentation. VERC supports outreach events, endowed student research assistantships, and endowed faculty research chairs. The UAL includes a 120-acre vineyard, raisin processing plant, and the nation’s first commercial winery located within a college campus. A new research winery and greenhouse have been funded and will soon be under construction.

The Department is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, the most profitable agriculture region in the United States. The extensive and highly developed viticulture industry (raisins, table and wine grapes) consistently accounts for over 5 billion dollars in revenues, representing by wide margins the largest concentration in the United States. For more than half a century, Fresno State’s viticulture and enology programs and our students have benefited from close connections and collaboration with the grape and wine industry and our strong, involved, and successful alumni throughout California and the world

Required Education:

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Viticulture, Horticulture, Plant Science, or a related discipline is required for appointment to a tenure track position. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) will be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 17, 2021 (date of appointment)

Required Experience:

1. Commitment to and potential for teaching excellence;
2. Evidence or potential for publications in scholarly journals;
3. Commitment to and potential for scholarly activity at the university level and successful grant writing;
4. Strong oral and written communication skills;
5. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Appointment to the rank of Associate Professor and an appointment with tenure requires an established and outstanding record of research, publication, and successful grant writing commensurate with the respective rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience with grapevine and field-based research in viticulture or tree crops;
2. Experience teaching, advising, and working with undergraduate and graduate students;
3. Productive postdoctoral experience;
4. A publication record that is commensurate with the candidate’s experience;
5. Demonstrated ability to obtain funding for research;
6. A strong understanding of the challenges facing grape industries in the San Joaquin Valley and knowledge of preparing students for careers in these industries;
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the grape industry in the San Joaquin Valley to address regional challenges.

To Apply:

Review of applications will begin January 4th, 2021 and may continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete an online application at careers.fresnostate.edu and attach the following:
1. cover letter specifically addressing the required experience and preferred qualifications;
2. a curriculum vitae;
3. a statement of teaching philosophy;
4. a statement of research and outreach interest areas;
5. a statement of contribution to diversity;
6. the names, titles, addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses of four professional references;
7. unofficial transcripts.

Finalists will be required to submit (l) three current letters of recommendation and (2) official transcripts.

For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Luca Brillante, Search Committee Chair, California State University, Fresno; Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology; Department of Viticulture & Enology, 2360 E. Barstow M/S VR89; Fresno, CA 93740; Phone: 559-278-3940; E-mail: lucabrillante@csufresno.edu.

Other Requirements:

A link to the Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report is provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and the California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: http://www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml or by contacting the Campus Police Department. The person holding this position may be considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set for in CSU-Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

Necessary background investigations will be completed depending on the requirements of the position. Those could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI, and degree and license verification. A conditional offer may be made based on the results of these verifications.

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

• Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University’s Probationary Plan Process.
• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
• California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

Job

Assistant Professor of Grape Breeding
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Closing Date:

January 15, 2021

Job Address:

595 Hilgard Drive
Davis, CA 95616

Job Description:

As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstanding commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of California announces an Assistant Professor faculty position (9-month in the Department of Viticulture and Enology). Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background relevant to solving current problems related to grape breeding and grape genetics.

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional or potential for exceptional record of research and teaching, and inclusive excellence in their field. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (https://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes).

Responsibilities:

The primary research mission of the Department of Viticulture and Enology is to produce the knowledge and innovations that will advance the understanding of wine and grape quality and the sustainability of production. To advance that mission, the Department seeks a faculty member who has strong research expertise in the area of plant genetics and breeding. The appointee is expected to develop an extramurally funded, nationally recognized research program in genetics and plant breeding with a focus on the development and release of genetically improved grape scion and rootstock cultivars. Breeding traits will include improved adaptation to present and future climatic conditions and superior tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses, along with attention to grape quality attributes and adaptation to current cultural practices. It is expected that this position will combine traditional breeding approaches, genomic technologies (e.g., marker-assisted and genomic selection, genome-wide association, and gene editing), and advanced high-throughput phenotyping methods. The successful candidate will coordinate with existing departmental colleagues who have expertise in grape genomics, grape physiology, microbiology, chemistry, and viticulture. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in viticulture. Depending on the academic background of the candidate, we would expect the candidate to teach courses such as VEN002 (Introduction to Viticulture), VEN101A-C (Viticulture practices), VEN 110 (Grapevine Physiology), and VEN 115 (Grape Production). Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental, university, and professional service is expected. This position is expected to collaborate with extension educators and partners in allied industries.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant Biology, Horticulture, or related fields. No previous experience in grape breeding or viticulture is specifically necessary, as long as the candidate’s experience is relevant to solving current problems related to grape breeding. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in grape genetics and breeding.

Physical Requirements: 

Must be able to hike uneven terrain in vineyards, work in all weather conditions year-round, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to stand, bend and twist frequently Must have the ability to work any schedule (including early daytime, late nights and weekends). Significant (not every) Saturday work is required as labor management and farming demands. 

The physical requirements listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and key responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and key responsibilities.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03871

The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2021.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments and of future research plans relevant to grape breeding, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and 7) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to:

Professor Dario Cantu
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Viticulture and Enology
University of California – Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Phone 530-752-2929
E-mail: dacantu@ucdavis.edu

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.