An exciting opportunity to work on Cacao, a unique and understudied tropical tree that is the source of chocolate, in 25,000 ft2 of recently completed, state of the art greenhouses on the UC Davis campus. The Research Collection Manager will be responsible for the ongoing care and maintenance of a germplasm collection currently consisting of 500+ mature cacao accessions and a seedling nursery, and assisting with new introductions, transplanting and ongoing maintenance to continue building the collection in coming years. Position will support the Mars Wrigley Genetics and Breeding program as well as graduate student research at UC Davis through plant propagation, irrigation and nutrition management, pruning and pest scouting, inventory management and setup of infrastructure (b
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