One full-time postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis under the supervision of Dr. Brian Bailey. We are seeking an ambitious and motivated individual to work as part of a collaborative project “GEMINI” that will integrate 3D plant modeling, high-resolution sensing/phenotyping, artificial intelligence, and genomics to enhance measurement and prediction of favorable crop traits. The successful candidate in this position will work with crop models to predict and analyze crop performance based on 3D structure and function. The focus of this project is on improvement of crops important to Sub-Saharan Africa. Funding is available for up to 3 years pending satisfactory progress.
Applicants should have completed or are nearing completion of a PhD degree in a relevant field, and have a demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed international journals. Preference will be given to candidates with quantitative, modeling, or computer programming skills. Opportunities will be available for experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for collaboration with industry-leading companies in this area.
Interested applicants should send a short cover letter and CV/Resume via email to Dr. Brian Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unsure as to whether you might be a good fit for the position, go ahead and reach out and we can chat about it.
With a college town atmosphere, the UC Davis campus is located a short 15-minute drive from bustling downtown Sacramento, and less than 100 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. UC Davis is ranked 5th among U.S. public universities by the Wall Street Journal, and 1st in the nation for diversity, inclusiveness, and internationalization. QS World University Rankings also placed UC Davis at 1st in the U.S. in agriculture.