Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Biology

University of California Davis Center for Population Biology

Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Biology - Center for Population Biology

Job #JPF03801

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 24th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Nov 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


EFFECTIVE: September 24, 2020

DEADLINE: November 2, 2020

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN POPULATION BIOLOGY -- The Center for Population Biology at UC Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology, phylogenetics, comparative biology, population genetics, and evolution. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their PhD.

The position is for TWO YEARS, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as July 1, 2021. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. It has a starting annual salary of $53,460 plus benefits, and $6,000 per annum in research support. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Center for Population Biology and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB faculty research groups. The postdoctoral fellow plays a leadership role in our community with past fellows acting as important mentors, collaborators, and role models to our graduate students. We strongly encourage candidates to contact appropriate faculty sponsors before applying. We also ask that each Fellow propose a workshop, discussion or lecture series that they could offer to the community of population biologists at UC Davis; faculty sponsors or the Director of CPB, Graham Coop, can provide additional input on this aspect of the fellowship. For samples of past workshop abstracts and more information about UC Davis programs in population biology, see Workshop proposals can focus on broad research techniques or topics, career development, or diversity equity and inclusion activities.

ONLINE APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a CV, a short description of research accomplishments (1-2 pages), a short description of proposed research including potential faculty mentors (1-2 pages), a brief description of their proposed workshop (1 page or less), copies of two publications, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All documents should be submitted in PDF format at: (this job number and application link will be open and available for application input on or around September 24, 2020).

Applicants should also provide the information requested for three referees. Once entered, applicants will electronically request letters from referees who will then be prompted by email with upload instructions. The postdoctoral fellow plays a leadership role in our community with past fellows acting as important mentors, collaborators, and role models to our graduate students. Therefore, we ask the applicant to please advise the reference writers to comment on the candidate’s past roles as a mentor and/or a community member. Refer to the on-line instructions for further information.

For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) must be received by November 2, 2020. E-mail questions to

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.

Job location

Davis, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please include potential faculty mentor names; and how you learned of this position.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Research Accomplishments - 1-2 pages.
  • Proposed Research - 1-2 pages; please include potential faculty mentor names.
  • Proposed Workshop - 1 page or less.
  • Publication #1
  • Publication #2
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required