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Postdoctoral Scholar in Genome Engineering and Behavior

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Biology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Genome Engineering and Behavior

Position Details

Position Description

The Riffell Lab ( in the University of Washington (UW) Department of Biology is seeking one postdoctoral scholars. The Postdoctoral Scholar position/s are 100% FTE with an annual service period of 12 months.They are non-tenured positions and are not eligible for promotion.

A postdoctoral position in genome engineering and behavior in Manduca sexta moths is currently available in the Riffell and Daniel laboratories. The project focuses on developing CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knock-in approaches in Manduca sexta moths to tag and modify odorant receptor neurons in vivo and creating stable transgenic lines. Experience in CRISPR/Cas9 transgenesis, binary expression systems, and electrophysiology is preferred. Our laboratories are committed to having an inclusive and accepting environment. 

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.


  1. You must have a Ph.D. by the start date of this position.
  2. Experience in manuscript writing
  3. Experience with project supervision and management
  4. Track record in molecular neurogenetics and CRISPR/Cas9
  5. Experience with Immunohistochemistry and tissue imaging
  6. Experience in programming (Python, Matlab)


  1. Applicants should send a single PDF document containing a cover letter and CV.
  2. Please provide the names and contact information for three references by August 15, 2020 deadline.
  3. If you have questions regarding the lab or the position contact Jeff Riffell at .

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