Soaring temperatures, irregular rain patterns and the ever-present threat of fires is causing winery owners here and around the world to adopt aggressive strategies to safeguard their livelihoods. These tactics include experimenting with new varieties of grapes, finding new ways to maximize water use and even seeking out land in areas that formerly were too cold for vineyards.
The Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field. The appointee will be expected to develop a competitively funded research program relevant to food physical chemistry. This is an academic year (9 month) tenure-track Professor position at the assistant rank. The position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station carrying the expectation that the appointee conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to California stakeholders https://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes.
A company is developing a computer vision system to estimate vineyard crop yield with the collaboration of UC Davis scientists. On Friday, Nathan Strong, president and chief executive officer at Terroir AI in Menlo Park, demonstrated the system at UC Davis’ Oakville Station. Strong installed a box containing four sensor cameras in the back of the station’s ATV, the cameras adjusted for the high-wire trellis system of the experimental block.
The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a lecturer position to teach FST3 – Introduction to Brewing and Beer during the Fall 2019 Quarter. See http://foodscience.ucdavis.edu/ for course descriptions. Qualified candidates will have a PhD degree in food science or a related field. Qualified candidates will also have experience teaching brewing topics or will have a strategy for promoting teaching excellence. The ability to connect course concepts to experience in the brewing industry or an academic brewing science research program is highly desired.