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The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) is recruiting a UC Davis graduate student for Summer Quarter 2017. WCAHS is a multidisciplinary research center that supports the prevention of illness and injury in Western agriculture. It is one of 10 agricultural health and safety centers in the US and is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Cannabis cultivation is being legalized in California. Little is known about the health and safety hazards faced by workers in the cultivation and harvest processes. The GSR will primarily conduct a literature review of the health and safety consequences (e.g. ergonomic, pesticide exposure) of work in the cannabis industry. To the degree possible given current knowledge, the GSR will be asked to characterize the workplace and workforce as well as identify the potential health and safety hazards. The GSR will also develop a summary of existing resources and experts. The GSR will join Center faculty on a site visit to cannabis farms. The goal of this activity will be to inform future Center projects. The position is for a full-time GSR for Summer 2017 only. California residents only. Interested students should submit a CV, cover letter, and references to Amy Rose (amcrose@ucdavis.edu) by June 5.

If you are interested in working with WCAHS, please check back. From time to time the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety lists current employment opportunities for staff and students at the Center or at partner institutions. 

If you are a UC Davis student or graduate student interested in collaborating with WCAHS, please contact at aghealth@ucdavis.edu to inquire about available opportunities.