Research assistant position in plant ecology at UC Davis

Jennifer Gremer’s plant ecology lab at University of California, Davis, in the Department of Evolution and Ecology, seeks a research assistant (lab assistant III title) to assist with projects focused on plant life history evolution, population dynamics, and community ecology in response to climate change.  For more on research in the Gremer lab, see

Responsibilities include overseeing laboratory supplies and equipment, assisting with field, lab, and greenhouse experiments, measuring plant traits and ecophysiology, as well as data management and basic statistical analyses (using R, ArcGIS, and other software).  The candidate will also assist with daily lab coordination and lab safety, including supervising and mentoring undergraduate assistants.  Research activities will occur in the field, greenhouse, growth chambers, and in the laboratory.  Applicants must be able to work both as a team member and independently.       

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in biology, plant biology, or related field is required.  Strong interest in plant ecology and evolution also required.  The applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication and strong organizational skills.  Previous research experience required; field experience is also required.  Knowledge of plant identification, particularly California native plants, is desired but not required. 
This is a full-time, 35-40 hour per week position.  Starting date can be immediately, but before mid-January, with a proposed duration of one year with possibility of extension. 

Application: Please go to the following link to access the UC Davis Human Resources application system and apply by December 8, 2017:

Email Jenny Gremer ( for more information about the position.