Careers in the Plant Sciences

Post doc

University of Washington - Seattle, WA, US

Position Title: Post doc
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Application Review Begins: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 01, 2019
Institution: University of Washington
Department/Division: Biology
Field (e.g., systematics): Evo-Devo, molecular biology, developmental genetics
City: Seattle, WA, US
General Information: Postdoc in Plant Evo-Devo
University of Washington, Department of Biology, Seattle (WA)

The Di Stilio lab at University of Washington investigates the evolution of plant development, with a focus on flowering pathway genes, and is looking for a highly motivated post doc to work on the functional characterization of LEAFY orthologs in the fern Ceratopteris richardii, while developing molecular tools for evo-devo studies in this species. Start date Feb 1st, 2019 (negotiable). Funding is available for two years via the NSF-IOS project “Comparative analysis of fern LEAFY genes and their regulatory network” (in collaboration with Dr. Julin Maloof, UC Davis).

The Department of Biology is housed in the new state-of the art Life Sciences Building, with shared spaces and a collegial culture.
The University of Washington is located in vibrant and scenic Seattle.
For more information, see
https://www.biology.washington.edu/about-us/join-uw-biology
http://www.biology.washington.edu/users/verónica-di-stilio
https://elifesciences.org/articles/39625
Qualifications/Requirements: Desirable qualifications: keen observational skills and a love of plants, advanced molecular biology skills and experience with plant culture, microscopy and bioinformatics. Excellent writing and communication skills, proof of publication experience.
Responsibilities: Develop CRISPR-Cas9 and inducible transgenic lines in Ceratopteris richardii. Characterize over-expression transgenic lines, run in situ hybridization experiments for LEAFY orthologs.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Send CV, statement of research interests, copies of relevant publications, and the names and contact information two references to Verónica Di Stilio, distilio@uw.edu.
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Veronica Di Stilio, distilio@uw.edu