Thanks for your interest in joining our research group! See below for more information.
If you are interested in getting hands-on research experience, you’ve come to the right place! We often have opportunities to get involved in research in plant ecology and evolution, from assisting with ongoing research projects to conducting independent research. We supervise students with a broad range of experience, from new students dipping their toes into research to those that have been fully immersed.
We typically post opportunities for undergraduate researchers on the spreadsheet found at this website, which is also a good resource for finding opportunities across campus. Even if you don’t see a posting there and are interested in getting involved, email us with a brief description of your research interests, why you would like to get involved, and any relevant courses or work experience you may have.
Update for 2022-2023 academic year: Jenny is on sabbatical for the 22/23 academic year, but there is still plenty of research happening in the lab this year. Please get in touch with other members of the group to inquire about opportunities.
If you are interested in pursuing a graduate research and acquiring a broad training in ecology and evolution as you do so, please contact Jenny (PI) and describe: 1) your academic background and work experience, 2) your motivation for pursuing graduate school and the degree you are interested in (i.e. PhD or MSc), 3) your research interests, and 4) why you want to work with us. Prospective students that are independent, creative, and collaborative are particularly encouraged to get in touch.
Note that the application process at UC Davis is different from many schools. Here, students do not apply directly to a department, but instead apply to graduate programs that span several departments. I accept graduate students through the Ecology and Population Biology graduate groups. The program that is best for you will depend on your interests, so please look into those options (and related coursework) and contact Jenny if you have questions.
If you would like more general information about graduate school and navigating graduate applications and admissions, check out these resources from the Ecology & Evolution Graduate School Preview Program.
Fall 2022: I am recruiting graduate students! For general inquiries, follow the instructions above. In addition to general inquiries, I am also recruiting graduate students for our Integrative Biology project. This NSF-funded project collaborative project with the Maloof, Magney, and Gremer labs, and science educator Jamison-McClung at UC Davis seeks to integrate quantitative genetics, genomics, ecology, and remote sensing to understand and predict plant population persistence in the face of climate change. More info here. Interested applicants should contact the PIs: Julin Maloof (firstname.lastname@example.org), Troy Magney (email@example.com), Jenny Gremer (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Denneal Jamison-McClung (email@example.com), and include a cover letter describing interests and relevant background and experience preferably by November 11, 2022.
Applicants will need to apply to graduate programs at UC Davis for admission. Julin Maloof accepts students through the Plant Biology and Integrated Genetics and Genomics graduate groups, Troy Magney and Jenny Gremer accept students through the Graduate Group in Ecology, and Jenny Gremer also accepts students through the Population Biology Graduate Group. Dr. Jamison-McClung does not accept students directly, but works with interdisciplinary faculty via the ADEPT, ADP and Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology programs. The specific research PI and graduate program you apply to will depend on interests, background, and experience, so please contact PIs before applying to discuss options. Applications for all of these graduate programs are due December 1, 2022.
If you are a prospective postdoc interested in our research, please email Jenny (PI) to discuss research interests and opportunities to apply for fellowships and grants. You may also want to check out the Center for Population Biology’s Postdoctoral Fellowships and contact Jenny about sponsoring an application.
Fall 2022: We are hiring! The Maloof, Magney, and Gremer labs, and science educator Jamison-McClung at UC Davis are recruiting a postdoctoral scholar for research and training as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project. This NSF-funded project seeks to integrate quantitative genetics, genomics, ecology, and remote sensing to understand and predict plant population persistence in the face of climate change. More details about the project can be found on the NSF’s abstract page and More info here. Salary: $55-60, 000 depending on years of postdoc experience. Apply at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05232