Postdoctoral Researcher in Pan-Genomics

The Monroe Lab is hiring a postdoc to lead research into pan-genomic crop diversity. 


We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher for a three-year funded position to join our lab at the University of California Davis in the Department of Plant Sciences. This postdoc will lead efforts to investigate pan-genomes in genetically diverse collections of pistachio and/or cassava - crops that are becoming increasingly important due to climate change. In addition to leading analyses of pan-genome datasets we have recently generated, you will be able to work closely with the UC Davis Genome Center to develop new population-scale genomics data using state-of-the-art sequencing technologies. Potential research directions include the development of pan-genome graphing methods, population genomics analyses of gene content variation, and genome-wide association approaches to understand the functional genomic basis of climate adaptation.  As a postdoc in our new group, you will have the chance to establish your own lines of research and play a leadership role in shaping the lab’s culture and scientific directions for the coming years.  


Qualifications | Candidates should have, or be close to earning, a Ph.D.. We are looking for candidates with a strong background/interest in population genetics, quantitative genetics, functional genomics, bioinformatics, or computational biology. Previous experience working with plants is not necessary. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about leading collaborative research - we believe science is more enjoyable and effective as a team! 


Location | The University of California Davis is home to a diverse and vibrant community, with extensive opportunities for scientific collaborations and social interactions. The UC Davis Genome Center and Monroe Lab are fully equipped for molecular genomic research and large-scale computational biology.  Our group interacts with the over 60 other labs in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, which consistently ranks among the top institutes for plant science around the world, known for work in evolution, ecology, physiology, agriculture, genetics, and genomics.

Apply | For questions, please feel free to reach out to me, Grey Monroe ( Or to formally apply, please email, by October 29, 2021, a statement of interest, CV, and contact information for references UC Davis is an equal opportunity employer - individuals from groups historically underrepresented in science are encouraged to apply.