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Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

Job Opportunities

CDFA is an equal opportunity employer - equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation. For permanent positions, the state application form (STD 678) can be accessed at: http://www.spb.ca.gov/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=1814

Botany Laboratory

No openings currently

Entomology Laboratory

Position: Scientific/Agricultural Aide

  • Pay-scale: competitive; pay differential available for students with 8 hours or more of science course credit on transcript record
  • Type: seasonal, non-permanent
  • Duration: 9 month with possibility for renewal
  • Schedule: flexible work time, ability to work around school schedule
  • Location: 3294 Meadowview Rd., Sacramento, CA 95832 (see map)
  • Position Description:
    • Individual will aid the scientific staff in the Entomology Laboratory at the Plant Pest Diagnostic Center, including: 1) insect specimen screening, 2) preparation of specimens for inclusion in the state arthropod collection, 3) data entry of label information for insect specimens, 4) miscellaneous curatorial and lab procedures as needed.
  • Please email your name and contact information, resume, and unofficial transcript record to:

Nematology Laboratory

No openings currently

Plant Pathology Laboratory

No openings currently

Seed Botany Laboratory

No openings currently