Trainees will be engaged in rigorous, interdisciplinary work that integrates genetic, physiological, and environmental data to answer fundamental questions about population responses to climate shifts and consider the potential societal and policy impacts. Through workshops, coursework, peer-to-peer learning, and a mentoring network, the postdoctoral scholar will gain skills in computational, field, and remote sensing approaches.
We will also focus on building broad professional skills useful for a variety of post-PhD career paths, including an introduction to science communication, science policy, project management and best practices for creating inclusive research environments. The team will host an annual Science Communication and Professionalism Workshop and trainees will develop science communication skills via social media and blogging for the project website. In years 2 and 3 of the funded project, our collaborative research and training community will include Sacramento State University graduate students participating in the Advancing Diversity by Educating Professors of Tomorrow (ADEPT) program.
Our project team is looking forward to working with a diverse, interdisciplinary group of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. We encourage all interested applicants to contact one of the participating lab PI's (contact info below) to discuss their interest in:
-Working broadly across disciplines with scientists at various stages of training and from diverse backgrounds .
-Analyzing, synthesizing, and communicating results from field work, remote sensing, and genetics/genomics to understand drivers of population dynamics and persistence.
-Gaining experience in mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, data science, and bioinformatics.
-Developing transferable professional skills necessary for long term success as a PhD scientist across public (e.g. academia and government) and private (e.g. industry and non-profits) sectors
-Communicating results through scientific publications, presentations, and outreach.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.