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.
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. Start date March 1st (or later, negotiable). Funding is available for two years (with possibility of extension) via the NSF project “Comparative analysis of fern LEAFY genes and their regulatory network” (in collaboration with Maloof lab, UC Davis). Send CV, statement of research interests, copies of relevant publications and the names and contact information of two references to Verónica Di Stilio, email@example.com by July 1, 2020.
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