We are looking for motivated researchers to join our growing interdisciplinary group at one of the top research universities in plant and animal sciences.

Research Opportunities:

Postdoctoral candidates

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with excellent biochemistry background to study the structure-function of certain signaling and sensing pathways in plants. A successful candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • A recent PhD in Biochemistry, Structural Biology, and/or Plant Biochemistry (no more than 1-2 years of postgraduate training).
  • Extensive experience with molecular biology and cloning techniques.
  • Excellent experience in protein expression systems (including E-coli and/or insect cells) and large-scale protein purification techniques (various chromatographical methods).
  • Excellent background in structural biology (x-ray crystallography and/or CryoEM).

Please send your application to Dr. Nitzan Shabek, including your CV and contact details of 2-3 references.  Please use your current institution’s e-mail account when sending your application.

Prospective Graduate Students

I am currently accepting graduate students who want to take part in our research, and learn the molecular secrets of nature from the atomic level to whole organismal biology.  You can join the lab through Ph.D. programs in Plant Biology (PBGG), the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB), and Integrative Genetics and Genomics (IGG) graduate groups at UC Davis (contact Dr. Nitzan Shabek for more information).


We are welcoming motivated and curious undergrads who eager to gain extensive biotech research skill-sets and have ‘hands on’ experience on the latest biochemistry, structural and functional biology techniques.  A successful candidate should have an excellent background in biological sciences and some experience in laboratory procedures.  If you are interested in joining us – please contact Dr. Nitzan Shabek for more information.