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  •  Assistant Project Scientist -  Begun Lab 

         The Department of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis invites application for one Assistant Project Scientist in for details.



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  • Postdoctoral Associate in Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Climate Response 

    The Gremer, Schmitt, Strauss and Maloof labs at UC Davis are together seeking a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on an NSF-funded Dimensions of Biodiversity project exploring the ecology and evolution of the seasonal niche and its impact on population and species responses to current and future climates. Ongoing work using the Brassicaceae clade Streptanthus and allies is characterizing how responses to environmental cues, such as temperature and precipitation, drive seasonal timing of germination and flowering, how that has evolved across the clade, and the implications for fitness and population dynamics in the face of climate change.  This postdoc will focus on relating these cue responses to seasonal timing and fitness, as well as to species and population persistence under current and future climate scenarios. To address these questions, we use common garden experiments, demographic monitoring, and process-based and demographic models.  

    Duties will include demographic modeling, niche modeling, and participating in field demography censuses; the postdoc will also oversee greenhouse experiments and field seed collections from populations across the state of California.  Opportunities for genomic analyses of the basis of germination responses are possible. While modeling experience is not required, it is preferred, and demonstrated interest in the above-mentioned areas is necessary.

    The postdoc will co-supervise a technician, along with PIs, and will work with the technician on data collection and project management. The postdoc will assist with supervision and mentoring of undergraduate students, as well as coordination with graduate students, and will participate in lab meetings and activities and be an active member of the lab and campus research community. Experience managing people, experiments, and datasets and good communication skills are essential. 

    The postdoc will receive professional mentoring from PIs, and can expect to have individual weekly meetings with one or more PI, in addition to weekly lab and project meetings.

    The SSGM labs embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for scientific learning and development, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender and gender expression, age, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, religious/non-religious beliefs, socio-economic class, or any other differences that have been the basis for oppression, misunderstanding or bias.

    This position will be for 12 months with possibility of extension for additional years. 

    Please email a CV, names of three references, and a 2 page statement of your interest and experience as they pertain to this position to  Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2020.