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The mission of the Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) is to mobilize the research, educational and outreach resources of UC Davis in partnership with the seed and biotechnology industries to facilitate discovery and commercialization of new seed technologies for agricultural and consumer benefit.
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The Seed Biotechnology Center is currently looking to fill the position of Executive Director (Academic Administrator classification).
The Executive Director (Academic Administrator) will have global administration and management responsibilities for all education and outreach activities of the SBC, including budgetary development and oversight, administration of all academic and staff personnel, and programmatic development. This position will require an extensive knowledge of all the scientific components of plant breeding and first-hand experience in working with the global seed and plant science industries.
Academic Administrator will be responsible for a broad range of policy-level administrative and programmatic activities for the SBC and provide leadership in short- and long-range planning.
For more information on the position and application process, please visit https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03294
This is an academic-year (9-month), position that includes an appointment in the California Agricultural Experiment Station. The successful candidate will be a member, and will eventually have a leadership role at the Seed Biotechnology Center (sbc.ucdavis.edu), which is dedicated to engagement with the global seed industry and delivery of world-leading training in plant breeding. Significant collaborative opportunities exist with departmental expertise in plant breeding, crop production and management, plant physiology, post-harvest biology and technology and plant and environmental sensing. There is an outstanding opportunity to collaborate across the campus with colleagues in Plant Biology with the Plant Breeding Center and with other expert groups, including California’s extension and farm advisors located across the state.
Full details and application information are available on-line at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03338
To ensure consideration, applications should be received by February 29, 2020.
News & Updates
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The SBC celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year!
We are appreciating the past and looking forward. On September 12, 2019 at the International Center, UC Davis,the SBC hosted a day-long event with panels highlighting researchers, students, industry representatives and policy makers. The day concluded with Seed Central’s monthly networking event.
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SBC Master's Student Samantha Hilbourn visits Washington
SBC graduate student Cris Heitmann passed away on April 17, 2018 in a bicycle accident. He will be profoundly missed by colleagues, friends and family.
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Upcoming Courses & Events
Date: February 10, 2020 - February 13, 2020
Seed World Magazine
Two plant sciences professors-- Kent Bradford and Gurdev Khush are among SEED WORLD magazines's picks for its list of 100 most transformational men and women in the seed industry in the last 100 years.
EUROPEAN SEED named SBC Education Director, Rale Gjuric, one of 20 most influential seed people. Read more.