I will be recruiting graduate students to begin in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Because applications will be due in Fall 2018, feel free to email me (dkarp@ucdavis.edu) with a cover letter, C.V., and your undergraduate GPA/GRE scores if you are interested in joining the lab.

Likewise, feel free to contact me if you are interested in doing a postdoc in the Karp Lab.


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in foodborne pathogens, soil science, and/or soil microbial ecology to join Daniel Karp’s Lab in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology and Kate Scow’s Lab in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis. The appointment will be for one-year with the possibility of extension based on performance. The postdoctoral researcher will join a collaborative team focused on exploring strategies for managing California agroecosystems to suppress foodborne pathogens. The project will be based at UC Davis (Prof. Daniel Karp and Prof. Kate Scow) and at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Albany, California (Dr. Jeffery Garvey).

The project postdoc, with advice and mentorship from Karp, Scow, and McGarvey, will (1) conduct a broad literature review to assess the efficacy, costs, and feasibility of on-farm food-safety practices and landscape risk factors, (2) coordinate an expert panel of scientists and farmers to review the compiled evidence, (3) conduct lab and field analyses on soils from a 25-year field experiment on the sustainability of farm management practices at the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility, and (4) investigate the relationship between soil microbial diversity and survival of E. coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in lab studies to determine how microbial communities influence soils’ suppressive capacity. Please see attached for the full job ad.

Please apply by preparing: (1) your CV inclusive of publications, awards, and field/laboratory experience, (2) a cover letter discussing your qualifications, research interests, and motivations for this position, (3) a 1-2 paragraph summary about your commitment to and/or experience with furthering diversity in the sciences, and (4) contact information for 3 references. Send all materials to dkarp@ucdavis.edu with the subject line: “Post-doc CPS Application.