Skip to main content

Position Details

Academic Personnel

Postdoctoral Scholar position in Plant Evolution and Development

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Biology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar position in Plant Evolution and Development

Position Details

Position Description

The Di Stilio lab is looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in the evolution of plant development. The job will be 100% FTE with an annual service period of 12 months and is a non-tenured position not eligible for promotion. 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 Evolutionary developmental biology studies in this species.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


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. Funding is available for two years (with possibility of extension) via the National Science Foundation (NSF) project “Comparative analysis of fern LEAFY genes and their regulatory network” (in collaboration with Maloof lab, UC Davis). A PhD is required by the start of this appointment.


To apply, upload:

  1. Send current CV
  2. Send a statement of research interests,
  3. Send 2 copies of relevant publications
  4. Provide the names and contact information of two references

Applications received by 15 April 2020 will be given full consideration. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Apply now

The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

Title IX Notice

Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington State law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.

Anyone may contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator about sex and gender discrimination, including sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Anyone who has experienced these behaviors has the right to make a complaint to the University, report to the police, to both, or not at all.

Please see the Title IX website to learn more about how to report or make a formal complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct. You will also find information about supportive measures and the grievance procedures that are utilized for complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Students and employees have access to support measures and resources, whether or not they choose to make a complaint.

Office of the Title IX Coordinator

Valery Richardson, Title IX Coordinator
Mags Aleks, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
4311 11th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian,
staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint
( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code
recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal
opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and
responsibilities (