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May 27th
Potato Storage Research & Best Practices Manager
Plano, Texas PEPSICO

Join our PepsiCo Foods North America (PFNA) Potato Team as the Potato Storage Research & Best Practices Manager.  In this role you will lead the establishment of variety specific and general storage best practices for the North America region.  The individual in this role will interact with both chip and seed potato growers to audit storages, implement innovative solutions and refine handling practices to maximize storage quality, minimize shrink, and ensure productivity targets are met annually


MAY 27th
Extension Associate Specialist & Director of Montana Seed Potato Certificate Program
Montana State University

The MSU Extension Associate Specialist and Director of Montana Seed Potato Certification Program oversees all services provided to Montana seed potato growers required to fulfill the standards of certification. Position breakdown is 40% administrative, 25% scholarship, 25% research and 10% service.
The Montana Seed Potato lab is grower supported and exists to meet the needs of the Montana Seed potato industry. The primary mission is to be an unbiased source of testing to ensure Montana seed potato growers produce disease free seed potatoes. The potato lab does this by conducting in field and post-harvest grow out testing of potato plants for diseases. The MSU Extension Associate Specialist and Director of Montana Seed Potato Certification Program supervises the lab staff and directs all operations including field inspections, inspection fee collection, and grower education and communication. The MSU Extension Associate Specialist and Director of Montana Seed Potato Certification Program also carries out research projects aimed at improving the efficiency of seed potato disease testing.


MARCH 29th
Research Chair in Potato Sustainability
University of Manitoba

The Chair’s distribution of work duties will be research (55%), extension and sector engagement (25%), and teaching (20%). The tenure-track position will continue after the term without it being designated as a Chair. The position is expected to commence September 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Entomology
University of Maine


  • Has the education associated with a Ph.D. degree in Entomology, Biology, Zoology, or related field by date of hire.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with little direct supervision in an interdisciplinary research environment and ability to exercise initiative and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability in technical writing and good oral communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of statistical analyses.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy using word processors, spreadsheets, and statistical software.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Ability to travel, normally requiring a driver's license. Mileage is reimbursed at the current University rate.