Post Doctoral Scholars


We are currently recruiting postdocs excited about plant genomics and climate adaptation. 

Email Grey with your CV and a statement of interest. 

In addition to internally funded positions, there are a number of fellowship opportunities potential postdocs can take advantage of:

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

"The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC."

NSF Plant Genome Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

"The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations in collaboration with sponsoring scientists.  It is expected that the sponsoring scientists will actively mentor the Fellows and will greatly benefit from collaborating with these talented early-career scientists and incorporating them into their research groups. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of BIO and the specific guidelines in this fellowship program solicitation. Because the fellowships are offered to postdoctoral scientists only early in their careers, NSF encourages doctoral students to discuss the availability of these postdoctoral fellowships with their doctoral mentors and potential postdoctoral sponsors early in their doctoral programs to take advantage of this funding opportunity. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows."


Graduate Students

We are currently recruiting students through the Plant Biology graduate group and Integrative Genetics and Genomics graduate program. 

Email Grey with your CV and a statement of interest. 

Fellowship opportunities:

Graduate Student Research Assistantship (GSR) Awards

"GSR funds are provided to the Department of Plant Sciences by UC ANR from the McDonald and other Endowments. The funds are aimed at supporting graduate student researchers who do work that improves the state of California agriculture or environment.


Areas of research emphasis in the Department of Plant Sciences include but are not limited to: agroecology, plant breeding, plant genetics and genomics, plant-microbial interactions, plant physiology, ecosystem management, restoration ecology, plant biochemistry, post-harvest physiology, urban ecology, and weed science.


The awards are also aimed at supporting collaborative research between UC Davis and researchers UC-wide, such as UC ANR and UC Berkeley or Riverside."

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

"The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution." 

I always advise prospective and current students to submit a proposal to the NSF GRFP. It is a great opportunity to prepare by thinking about designing projects and practicing writing. 


Undergraduate Students

We always welcome undergraduate students interested in gaining research experience! Send Grey an email and say hello!