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Postdoc in Skop Lab 🧫 available
Looking for a super awesome person to join my lab! We work on the coolest thing is biology—the midbody. Ask me about our cool projects!
Postdoc in the Kowalko lab
Lehigh University
We are hiring a postdoc to study the genetic and neural mechanisms contributing to behavioral diversity for an NIH funded position!
Postdoc in insect Evolution (Almudi lab)
University of Barcelona
The specific aims of the ERC funded mayFLYeye project are studying the origin and evolution of the regulatory networks responsible for the appearance of wings in insects and the male-specific visual system of mayflies.
Postdoc in McNeill lab
Washington University School of Medicine
Two fully funded postdoctoral positions are available to investigate either: 1) Fat cadherin function in vivo, exploring control of growth and patterning, in development and in regeneration or 2) Nemp, a novel nuclear envelope protein, and its roles in chromatin regulation, nuclear envelope integrity and fertility. We use flies and mice and cell culture to explore both pathways. See also:

Talented, independent and curious PhD students who are interested in cell basis of developmental biology and regeneration are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send Helen McNeill ( a brief description of research interests and career goals, a CV, and three contacts for references.
Zebrafish postdocs available at Boston College!
Boston College
The McMenamin Lab is looking for postdocs to research the pathways that shape zebrafish fins during development and regeneration. Come talk to us!
Postdoc in the Rogers Lab (NICHD)
The Unit on Developmental Signaling (UDS) seeks candidates for a postdoc position at the NIH campus near Washington, D.C. The postdoc will investigate fundamental questions in developmental biology using cutting-edge molecular optogenetics and quantitative imaging approaches.

The UDS was established July 2021 at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Childhood Health and Human Development (NICHD). We seek to understand how embryonic cells decode signaling to create the diverse cell types needed in healthy adults. We use zebrafish embryos as a vertebrate research model to study in vivo how cells respond to signaling levels, dynamics, and combinations. Toward this goal, we develop molecular optogenetics tools that allow us to manipulate biological processes, including signaling, using light. We apply these tools to the microscopy-friendly zebrafish embryo to investigate fundamental principles guiding embryogenesis. For more information see

Candidates with backgrounds in developmental biology, quantitative imaging, and molecular biology are encouraged to apply. Please send your CV, contact info for 2-3 references, and a cover letter describing your expertise and interest in the UDS to
Community Manager for Microscopy Community Site FocalPlane
The Company of Biologists
Launched in 2020, FocalPlane is a curated and centralised platform for the microscopy community to share news and techniques, discuss issues relevant to the field and read about the latest research and events. We are now looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person with fresh ideas
and a willingness to learn to join us to develop and maintain this site.

Core responsibilities of the position include:
• Creating and commissioning content for FocalPlane, including writing posts and soliciting content from the academic community, societies, companies and other organisations
• Providing user support and ensuring site functionality on a day-to-day basis
• Providing creative and practical input into the development of the site
• Maintaining and developing the site’s presence on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
• Representing Journal of Cell Science and FocalPlane at relevant conferences

This is an exciting opportunity to further develop this hub for the microscopy community - in a similar vein to the Company’s established community site for developmental biologists, the Node - and to engage with relevant people at all levels: academics, developers, facilities, institutes and companies. The Community Manager will work closely with the Executive Editor of Journal of Cell Science and alongside an experienced in-house team.
Postdoc (Stratman Lab)
Washington University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral fellowships position open in the Stratman Lab studying mechanics in vascular development. The position is fully funded, and the lab is able to support independent development of ideas as the position progresses. Studies are focused on using zebrafish, 3D tissue modeling assays, and fluidics platforms. Contact Amber Stratman ( for more information.
Postdoc in organ formation, regenerative medicine and the congenital origins of disease
Cincinnati Childrens' Research Foundation
Interested in studying organ formation, regenerative medicine and the congenital origins of disease using human #organoids, animal models and single cell genomics? Postdoc positions available @ZornLab
@CincyChildrens. DM @ZornLab or email
Jellyfish postdoc
From Chiara Sinigaglia
- I am actively looking for students and PhD interested in joining.
- Also, I have a 2-year fully funded postdoc position! The project focuses on deciphering (and modeling) the chemical-mechanical interactions that control the activation of a regenerative program (vs “only” wound healing) in the small jellyfish Clytia hemisphaerica.
I am looking for a motivated and collaborative postdoc, as the project requires also to interact with the lab of Carl Modes (Max Planck, Dresden), who will generate the stress-based model. The details of the project can be discussed with the candidate, according to the skills and the interests (lots of cool things to do!). Ideally, the postdoc will quantify and address the tissue polarity dynamics and the mechanical properties of the repairing jellyfish, generating the data that will be used to develop the model.
The candidate should preferably have experience in some (!) of these: microscopy, live imaging, transgenesis, molecular biology and functional approaches, non-conventional laboratory organisms .
Starting date is flexible, however the contract needs to commence before the end of 2022
Link: None
Recruiting Grad Students - Snail evo-devo
University of Saskatchewan
I'm a new prof looking for diverse interested students to help shape my research about how snails grow their shell. While my poster is about my post doc work, I've love to chat about my future research plans and how you can help me shape them.
Postdoc in Farrell Lab @ NICHD
The Farrell Lab (Unit on Cell Specification and Differentiation) at NIH/NICHD (Bethesda, MD near Washington, DC) is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to join our team. The lab started in 2020, and we study cell fate decisions during zebrafish embryogenesis. We have available projects to: (1) determine how recently uncovered cell types are specified during development, (2) determine how early embryonic DNA damage influences and is influenced by embryonic patterning, and (3) to understand how hybrid cell identities in the axial mesoderm are resolved and what longterm consequences they have during development. Post-docs also have broad latitude to develop their own project that suits their interests. All projects in the lab use a combination of cutting-edge single-cell genomics techniques and classical imaging, mutagenesis, transgenesis, and embryology, with zebrafish as a model system. Positions in the lab are fully funded. See for more info about the lab. Reach out through Whova, Twitter (@JeffreyAFarrell), email (, or just stop me if you'd like to chat about the opportunity at the meeting! Interested candidates can apply by sending your CV, contact info for 3 references, and a cover letter describing your expertise and interest in the lab to
Zebrafish, Wnt, stem cells, higher than NIH salary rates
van andel institute
Interested in Wnt, stem cells, cancer, Zebrafish? Reach out to with a description of your research interests in my lab and CV
Skeletal Muscle Postdoctoral Fellowship - Rubin Lab
Harvard University
The Rubin laboratory in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University is focused on studying complex molecular pathways underlying different disease states, especially neuromuscular diseases, with a goal of identifying novel therapeutic avenues. Within the context of skeletal muscle regeneration, we have formed a company (Circle Therapeutics) that is currently incubating in the lab. Circle, in close collaboration with National Resilience, is focused on developing a cell therapy to treat skeletal muscle disorders. Our work combines the use of primary patient-derived skeletal muscle cells, single cell-omics, genetic mouse models, phenotypic drug screening, and the production at scale of our cell therapy.

A postdoctoral position is now available for individuals with a background in satellite cell biology and skeletal muscle regeneration. Studies will range from muscle functional assays (quantification of muscle force), isolation and culture of satellite cells, and the mechanistic study of pathways required to confer satellite cell regenerative capacity.

A Ph.D. in satellite cell biology, developmental biology, or cell/molecular biology is preferred. Thorough familiarity with cell culture and FACS required. Single cell library construction and profiling along with mouse husbandry and knowledge of skeletal muscle functional assays is preferred.

To apply, email a cover letter, CV, names and contact information (email, address, and telephone number) of three references to:

Dr. Lee Rubin

Applications from women and minority candidates are encouraged.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Link: None
positions available in teaching and science pedagogy (Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology)
Harvard University
The Harvard University Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB) is seeking two Preceptors. These positions are ideally suited for those who are interested in careers in teaching and science pedagogy. The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a life science discipline with experience teaching science to undergraduate or graduate students. Strong initiative, organizational skills, and communication skills are key.

Position #1 is responsible for helping to oversee and implement primarily undergraduate courses in HSCRB as part of an undergraduate degree in developmental biology.

Position #2 is responsible for helping to oversee and implement primarily graduate courses in HSCRB as part of a new MS/MBA program in partnership with Harvard Business School.

Additionally, both candidates can participate as part of a study team for various educational research projects in the department if they desire.

More specific details, as well as the application link for materials, can be found in the two links below:

Position #1:

Position #2:

Preceptors are integral members of the department’s education team. Candidates will receive strong mentoring in their roles, with numerous opportunities for professional development.

Questions about the positions can be directed to Bill Anderson ( or Dani Oliver (

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Link: None
Postdoc and PhDs in Biology of Stem Cells, Gametes, Embryology and/or Reproduction
The University of Melbourne
There will be multiple part-time and/or full-time Research Associate positions for individuals with skills in one or more of the following areas: vertebrate reproductive biology; derivation and culture of pluripotent stem cells; assisted reproductive technologies including manipulation of gametes (oocyte in vitro maturation, in vitro fertilisation, spermatogonia); embryology (micromanipulation including embryo transfers, embryo culture & imaging); gene editing (CRISPR); functional gene analyses in knock-in and knock-out models.
Postdoc positions available in the Hariharan Lab at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley
We study the regulation of growth in the following contexts:
1) How do organs and organisms achieve a precise size during development?
2) What are the mechanisms that regulate regenerative growth?
3) Why does growth regulation go awry (e.g. cancer)?

To study these questions, we use a combination of genetics and single-cell transcriptomics.

Check out some of our recent publications:
Everetts, Worley et al. (2021) Single-cell transcriptomics of the Drosophila wing disc reveals instructive epithelium-to-myoblast interactions. eLife PMID: 33749594
Worley, Everetts et al. (2022) Ets21C sustains a pro-regenerative transcriptional program in blastema cells of Drosophila imaginal discs. Current Biology PMID: 35820420

Twitter: @HariharanLab

If interested, email Iswar Hariharan ( To learn more about the lab at this meeting, speak to Danielle Spitzer (current graduate student).
Postdocs and students in Ebisuya lab - Cross-species comparison of organoids
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Barcelona
Why is human time slower than mouse time? How about rhinoceros? If you want to study the mechanisms of species-specific time and size using the stem cell zoo and organoids, reach out to Miki Ebisuya (
Graduate student (MS or PhD)
We are recruiting graduate students to start at any time. We have funding and are open to project ideas but also have ongoing projects in the lab folks could join.
Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, Position # 32313
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba
The Department Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, commencing 01 July 2023, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Department seeks an outstanding and visionary early career scholar committed to the study of animal development biology. The candidate will demonstrate research excellence and hold a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as, but not limited to, Biology, Genetics or Biochemistry. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Using the strengths of multi-cellular model organisms, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a competitively funded programme in an area such as animal/microbe interactions; animal cell and developmental biology; genomics; gene by environment interactions or developmental neuroscience. Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching, and service activities of the Department. The successful candidate will have a track record of high-quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrable strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment.
Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a three-page research plan and contact information for three references should be sent to: (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 32313 in the application. For further information contact the search committee Chair Dr. W. Gary Anderson ( The closing date for receipt of
applications is September 30th, 2022.

Postdoc on EvoDevo of Chordates, Genomics, ATACseq, SingleCell Omics, RNAseq, CRISPR, heart development, Gene Loss, Embryo marine ecology, climate change
University of Barcelona
MSCA call now open
Postdoc on enhancer evolution in craniofacial development
Clemson University
This project in the Powder lab aims to understand the functional and morphological impact of genetic variation in cis-regulation. Supported by an NSF-CAREER grant, this work will utilize ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, in vivo reporter assays, and CRISPR/cas9-mediated embryological manipulations to identify and assess how non-coding variation underlies facial development and evolution using cichlid fishes and zebrafish. Support is for at least two years with potential for renewal beginning as early as 31 September 2022, or at a mutually-agreed upon date. See interfolio link for more information. Application review will begin on 31 August 2022.
Postdoc in Muscle Regeneration after Injury or Viral Infection
University of Utah
Postdoctoral position available to study the role of muscle stem cells and connective tissue fibroblasts in muscle regeneration after acute injury or viral infection - using mouse genetic in vivo studies, in vitro experiments, molecular biology, and a range of microscopy imaging techniques (including whole mount confocal and 2 photon). We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working, collaborative postdoctoral fellow to join our research team.

The position is in the lab of Gabrielle Kardon. The lab is located in the Dept. of Human Genetics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, providing a strong and collaborative research community, comfortable lifestyle, and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Looking for postdoc to start any time after July 2022.
Link: None
Assistant Professor/Director of Learner Research
University of North Dakota
12 month, med school, teaching g includes undergrad micro and immunology. Director of learner research is organizing medical student summer research electives
Postdoc in emerging model evodevo
North Carolina State University
The Zakas Lab at NCSU studies the genetics of developmental evolution. We are interested in determining the genetic basis for developmental traits under selection, and how genetics shape complex life-histories. We use the marine annelid, Streblospio benedicti, which has a rare heritable developmental dimorphism. We have funding for a postdoc interested in researching how novel developmental traits evolve. The objective of this project is to identify the molecular basis for changes in development that result in drastically different development modes. The particulars are flexible depending on interest but will likely use a combination of molecular techniques (gene expression, single-cell transcriptomics), and functional developmental tools (in situs, transgenics, confocal microscopy) to create a spatiotemporal understanding of embryogenesis in the two developmental modes.

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology- Tenure track
Union College
The candidate’s research program in Cell Biology may be in any scale from within the cell to the multicellular. The ideal candidate will be broadly trained in cell biology with an interest in teaching a majors’ course with a laboratory in this area. This position may also contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Biochemistry, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering.
Postdoctoral Fellow position
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
The Section of Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus operates an integrated Postdoctoral Training Program in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine This program provides a mechanism for postdoctoral trainees to mature into successful independent researchers in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Trainees are provided salary support in accordance with the NIH pay scale and the University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. The program also provides each trainee with a mentoring committee, funds to attend conferences/courses and networking opportunities in the form of interactions with visiting scientists, national/international collaborations, journal clubs, research interest groups and annual retreats. Interested trainees will also be given opportunities to teach and mentor students as well as to improve writing skills.

Interested candidates should contact a the host lab they are interested in joining. Please submit: 1) a statement explaining interest in the host lab (two-page maximum), 2) a CV and 3) arrange to have three reference letters sent. Each year, a small number of applicants will be appointed as Gates Fellows and have their stipends paid with support from the Gates Frontiers Fund.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Charles Sagerström, Co-Director of the Postdoctoral Training Program,
Dr. Alexa Burger, Co-Director of the Postdoctoral Training Program,

To communicate directly with the postdoctoral fellows currently in the Postdoctoral Training Program, please email

Apply directly at the link here or see below.
Postdoctoral Fellow imaging and genetics
University of Pittsburgh
Looking for a postdoc who is interested in the intersection between imaging and genomics
Link: None
PhD candidate EvoDevo and Genomics in Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona
We always welcome PhD enthusiastic candidates interested in (Eco)EvoDevo and genomics to work with emergent marine chordate models in the context of gene loss.
The project involves both wet molecular experiments (KD, CRISPR, microscopy) and bioinformatics (RNAseq, single cell, ATACseq, genome assembly).
Postdoctoral Fellow in Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College
Looking for postdoctoral fellow interested in cell and developmental biology. Details:
Fully funded, Postdoctoral researcher in ESC, preimplantation embryos, oocyte epigenomics, Grow lab UT Southwestern
University of Texas Southwestern
We are growing lab (5 members+PI) looking for a talented postdoc interested in embryonic genome activation, preimplantation embryos, and in vitro follicle culture to make eggs. We use stem cell models, mouse/bovine/human embryos to understand how the epigenome is reprogrammed to allow for totipotency. We leverage genomics, epigenomics, and single-cell genomics to do our #ScienceWithTinyThings. A great opportunity for a DevBio trained person wanting to get genomics or bioinformatic experience. If you’re at #SDB2022, let’s connect!
Postdoctoral position in Embryonic Stem Cell Biology and Early Embryonic Development, NIH
We offer one fully funded postdoctoral position up to five years at the NIH, Bethesda, MD. Our laboratory uses human and mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) as well as mouse embryos to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying cell fate decisions. The candidate will be involved in a variety of exciting projects ranging from studying the relation between cell plasticity/totipotency and chromatin architecture to exploring the underlying mechanisms of new regulators of Zygotic Genome Activation. We seek a highly motivated, creative individual, eager to learn and develop new technologies and complex cell systems based on live cell/embryo imaging, single-cell technologies and CRISPR-based editing interested in understanding how a single cell can develop into a complex multicellular organism in vitro and in vivo. Come and join us! If you are interested, email me or come to talk to me during the meeting!
Entry Laboratory Sciences Professional – Pediatric Developmental Biology
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Biology has an opening for a full-time Research Services Entry Professional within the Burger Laboratory. This laboratory is interested in early hematopoietic and cardiovascular development.

Contact me if interested!
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Colgate University
We will be opening a tenure track search in the fall for a cellular/molecular neuroscientist (area of specialty open). Colgate is a primarily undergraduate institution with a 5 course a year teaching load and a competitive research startup. Please reach out with questions!
Postdoctoral Position (Zebrafish) - Mosimann Lab, CU Anschutz
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus
To expand our lab’s international team at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Section of Developmental Biology, we are looking to recruit postdoctoral fellows.

Our lab’s research aims to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of cell fate determination during the formation of universal features of the vertebrate body plan. As main paradigm, we study the developmental emergence and patterning of the lateral plate mesoderm (LPM), the elusive joint origin of the cardiovascular, blood, kidney, and limb lineages.

We study the LPM and its molecular regulation using advanced transgenic approaches, gene-regulatory element discovery, genome editing, cross-species comparisons, and lightsheet imaging using the zebrafish as principal model. Our work provides an interface to developmental biology, evo-devo, and disease modeling projects that we also pursue with a national and international network of collaborators. A special interest are the genetic causes of congenital cardiac, endothelial, and hematopoietic disease.

More info about us here:

We offer an international, interactive, inclusive, and collaborative lab environment with access to state-of-the-art imaging resources and facilities. Our goal is to individually mentor our lab members aligned with our lab’s and individual lab members’ career goals. Our lab is located at the Anschutz Medical Campus within the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Biology, embedded in a growing framework of basic and clinically oriented research labs at the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Interested? Please get in touch with Christian Mosimann ( or Alexa Burger ( for more info on the application process – we’d love to hear from you!
Postdoctoral position at UCSF studying mammalian morphogenesis
University of California San Francisco
A funded postdoctoral position studying mammalian morphogenesis is available in the Bush lab at UCSF ( Our dynamic and supportive team focuses on understanding basic mechanisms of signaling control of mammalian morphogenesis and how this control is disrupted in structural anomalies in humans.
While we are very open to new ideas, existing possible projects include understanding signaling control of mesenchymal cell movements during craniofacial development, and understanding the control of tracheal separation from the foregut primordia. These projects provide the opportunity to employ a combination of any of the following cutting-edge technologies: 1) Ex-vivo confocal live imaging of mammalian morphogenesis 2) iGONAD electroporation-based CRISPR/Cas9 approaches for the rapid generation of new mouse models 3) multi-seq multiomic next generation sequencing technologies.
The lab is a part of the collaborative Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, Program in Craniofacial Biology, and Institute of Human Genetics, and located at the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus in the center of San Francisco. UCSF offers an outstanding developmental biology community, access to cutting edge technologies and a supportive working environment. Competitive salaries above NIH-scale are available to help offset cost of living in San Francisco.
Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in a biological science and research experience in developmental, cell, or molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, should submit a C.V. and names of at least 2 references via email to:
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
The University of Iowa
The Department of Biology at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of cell biology, beginning in the academic year 2023. We invite applications from candidates who work within any sub-area of cell biology, including (but not limited to) cell organization, differentiation, motility, signaling, and degeneration.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Louisville, School of Medicine
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the University of Louisville School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.  The Department has a vibrant research portfolio with recent hires geared toward genomic approaches to a range of fundamental problems including host-pathogen interactions, tumorigenesis, and cardiovascular disease.  The successful applicant is expected to be a vital part of the Department's research enterprise by maintaining a vigorous and independently funded research program.  Of particular interest will be individuals working in areas related to the Department's strengths in genomics or topics relevant to institutional affiliates including: the Diabetes and Obesity Center, the Brown Cancer Center, and the Envirome Institute (Cardiovascular).  The appointment will be at the level of assistant professor, but exceptional candidates will also be considered at the associate professor level.  Information about the Department including current faculty, graduate program, and affiliated interdisciplinary research centers is available at   

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.
Recruiting PhD students and postdocs for 2023 - the evolution of complexity in marine invertebrates
Goodheart Lab, American Museum of Natural History
I will be starting my lab at the American Museum of Natural History this fall, and I will be recruiting at all levels.

The Goodheart lab strives to understand how complex features originate and diversify, with a particular focus on the sequestration of external structures and chemicals. This involves identifying and evaluating the variation of features (morphology, behavior, physiology, etc) among different taxa in the context of well-supported phylogenetic hypotheses.

We use genomic data and the most current bioinformatics tools to generate well-supported phylogenies, and use these hypotheses as frameworks for characterizing the origin(s) and macroevolutionary patterns of particular complex traits. Our work largely focuses on heterobranch gastropods, which do not produce an adult shell and have evolved a number of interesting, and likely associated, features including sequestration of cnidarian nematocysts and potent chemical defenses.

Current work includes phylogeny and systematics of nematocyst sequestering nudibranchs, morphological and ecological evolution, and cell and developmental investigations into the molecular mechanisms of sequestration. If you are interested in these topics or have other ideas, please contact me!
Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate, Dev Mech of Human Birth Defects
Khokha Lab, Yale Department of Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow/Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory of Dr. Mustafa Khokha to analyze novel developmental mechanisms underlying human birth defects.  Projects in the lab stem from genes identified in patients with congenital malformations including congenital heart disease and heterotaxy (a disorder of left-right patterning).  We use modern gene-editing tools in Xenopus to phenocopy patient gene-associated birth defects then expand our analyses to evaluate the cell and molecular mechanisms linked to these novel developmental disease genes. Our lab has identified over a hundred candidate genes in patients with congenital malformations and has had significant success discovering roles for these genes throughout embryonic development and in human disease. The postdoc will have access to an advanced imaging core, emerging genetic, biochemical, and cell culture technologies, human clinical samples, an extensive Xenopus facility, and a vibrant, supportive community of graduate students, MD/PhD students, postdocs, clinicians, and undergraduates.  Qualified candidates will have significant experience in molecular, cellular, or developmental biology and a strong interest in developmental biology, embryonic patterning, and congenital malformations. Interested candidates can view more details at
Interested persons should send a CV, brief statement of research interests, and 2-3 letters of recommendation to Mustafa Khokha, MD, exclusively at the following address: or Lisa Palmieri, Department of Pediatrics, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520-8064.  The deadline is August 30, 2022.   
Tenure track faculty position in Genomics
Smith college
Assistant Professor, Genomics
Smith College

The Department of Biological Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2023. Candidates are expected to show a strong research record in the generation and/or analysis of genetic and genomic data using the system(s) best suited to the question(s) being addressed.
Teaching responsibilities will include a 200-level course in genetics and molecular biology, and a 300-level course (with associated “laboratory”) in genomics. Participation, on a rotational schedule, in the introductory sequences is also expected.
Ph.D. in genetics/genomics or a relevant field is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in the field are strongly encouraged to apply. Details about the Department of Biological Sciences may be found at For more information and to apply, visit XXX. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2022. EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Link: None
Faculty Position
Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)
The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is seeking candidates for a new faculty position. Candidates who utilize emerging or established marine and aquatic organisms to investigate fundamental questions in areas such as cell and developmental biology, functional genomics, neuroscience and behavior, regenerative biology or tissue
engineering are strongly preferred.
Postdoc position in mechanobiology of vertebrate morphogenesis
Columbia University, Biomedical Engineering
Nerurkar lab at Columbia University has a postdoc position available to study the interplay of mechanical and molecular aspects of vertebrate morphogenesis and patterning using the chick embryo, with specific projects including morphogenesis of the gut tube, organogenesis of the small intestine, the role of endoderm in neuromesodermal progenitor biology, and patterning and growth of the neural tube. Interested applicants should email to discuss a potential fit.
Post-doctoral research position in C. elegans reproduction in the Allen Lab at Howard University (with opportunities for teaching experience!)
Howard University
The Allen Laboratory is a developmental biology group studying the genetic basis of reproduction using the nematode C. elegans as a model system. Our lab exploits the many advantages of C. elegans to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying oogenesis. We take an integrative approach that combines classical molecular and genetic tools, along with state-of-the-art techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 endogenous genome editing and in vivo live imaging. This is an ideal position for someone passionate about doing research with a highly collaborative team, and looking to gain both mentoring and teaching experiences. Currently the position would be a 2-year position, but I am open and willing to assist the individual in applying for their own funding to extend the position.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. It is a residential campus of approximately 12,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

If you’re at #SDB2022, let’s connect! Please direct message me via the Whova app.
Research Scientist/Lab Manager
Wills Lab
The Wills lab at the University of Washington is looking for a Research Scientist/Lab manager to join our team studying mechanisms of complex tissue regeneration! This full-time position open to all applicants with a BS/BA in biology or a related field. Interested? Please email Andrea Wills
Link: None
Post doctoral fellow in neural crest development
National Institutes of Health, NIDCR
The Kerosuo Lab is looking for a post doc. We are a friendly, diverse and ambitious group of scientists passionate about the neural crest. Specifically, many of our projects aim to understand, on a molecular and single cell level, how the neural crest regulates its exceptionally high stem cell potential, commits to future lineages, and how defects in these mechanisms cause disease. We work with chick and mouse embryos as well as human ESC and patient derived iPSCs that are induced into neural crest by using a ectodermal organoid model, and use single cell level multiplex spatial transcriptomics, scRNA sequencing, confocal and live imaging as well as various cell biology approaches for quantitative analysis. Please contact me ( if you are interested in joining us in the DC area on the NIH intramural research campus in Bethesda (MD) and be a part of the enthusiastic and collaborative research community with elaborate resources.
Postdoc position to study self-organization of fate, morphogenesis and collective migration
National Institutes of Health
The candidate will use cellular, molecular, genetic, biomechanical, live imaging or computational approaches to understand the development of the posterior lateral line primordium. This includes the use state-of-the-art microscopy, image processing and the development of multi-scale computational models to understand the self-organization of cell-fate, morphogenesis and migration of the lateral line primordium. Specific focus will be on developing tools and methods for investigating, imaging, quantifying and modelling, the mechanics of collective migration, morphogenesis of epithelial rosettes and the intercellular and intracellular signaling networks that coordinate lateral line primordium development.

About You

Looking for dynamic, independent researchers that have completed or are within two years of having completed their PhD with strengths in genetics, embryology, cell biology, molecular biology, biomechanics, image processing, bioinformatics and computer modelling. Experience with use of zebrafish as a model system will be advantageous. Candidates that have specific strengths in mathematical modelling, biomechanics and the physics of living systems will also be welcome.

Postdoc Fellowship/Position in Vertebrate Evolutionary-Developmental Genomics
Michigan State University
The Fish Evo-Devo-Geno Lab (PI Ingo Braasch; at Michigan State University (MSU), Dept. of Integrative Biology, is looking for highly motivated postdoc candidates to sponsor and jointly develop applications to the MSU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (

Research projects would fall within the broader research areas of our group and their intersections. But we are open to discuss any projects involving fish systems.

- Genomic and morphological evolution of fishes

- Vertebrate Genome Duplications and Rules of Polyploid Life

- Leveraging “living fossil” fishes (gar, bowfin, sturgeon, etc.) to investigate gene regulatory landscape evolution

- Conquest of land, ,fish-out-of-water’, and water-to-land transitions

- Evolutionary genomic analyses of zebrafish, gar, and other biomedical fish models

MSU IBIO has a strong research commitment to aquatic systems biology with a highly collaborative community of groups working on vertebrate and fish evolution, genomics, development, population genetics, neuroscience, behavior, ecology, and conservation, allowing for vibrant exchange among fields, methods and model systems.

Applications for the fellowship are due this fall for a fellowship start in 2023, but we should begin discussing opportunities now. Starting a postdoc with us before 2023 may be possible, as early as later this fall.

Reach out to Ingo at the SDB-PASEDB or send an email to
Post-doc in Skeletal Development
Mount Saint Vincent University - Bone Development Lab
Skeletal development and patterning. We have a number of very cool projects underway and I have funding for a postdoc. Evo-devo, placodes, signaling, bird and fish embryos etc. If you are interested in experiencing what doing research at a primarily undergrad institution is like, then this is for you. We are well funded and well equipped and located 15 minutes from a medium sized institution. We are on the East coast of Canada. We value inclusion and diversity in our group. Teaching opportunities could be negotiated as well.
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Fully funded Postdoc in vascular development and organogenesis. (Cleaver lab)
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Postdoctoral fellowships in stem cells, development and disease We are a diverse and motivated group that study the coordinated growth of organs and blood vessels. Embryology. Stem cells. Bioinformatics. Genetics. Morphogenesis. We love it all.
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Funded Postdoc in Symmetry Making and Breaking
University of Oregon
Hi all! The Grimes Lab at University of Oregon is seeking one or more curious, collaborative, and kind postdocs to join our group who are excited about exploring their take on the making, keeping, and breaking of symmetry downstream of cilia-mediated fluid flows! Come for the science and supportive research environment, stay for the beautiful mountains/coasts.

More info on the ad here:

Please lookup Beth Bearce while you are here, to hear from a current postdoc in the lab-- happy to grab a beer or coffee or kombucha! They want to note that Oregon respects the autonomy of people with uteruses.
Recruiting grad students and postdocs to study mammalian evodevo/aging at UCLA
The Sears Lab is looking to recruit graduate students in mammalian evodevo/aging for Fall 2023 through either the EEB graduate Program or MBIDP graduate program. The Sears Lab is also interested in working with postdocs to develop applications for salary funding to support their work in the lab. Please contact PI Karen Sears at if you have questions or for more info.
Postdoc @ UW Genome Sciences
University of Washington
The Abitua lab studies the eco-evo-devo of cell novelties in annual killifish. 🐟🐠🧬🔬Topics include: symmetry breaking, cell type/state evolution, and aging! Drop me a line to learn more. 🎣
Grad student (MSc or PhD)
Taylor Lab
Sablefish genomics and opsin gene expression/localization. We have a chr-level genome, access to individuals at all stages of development. We’re looking for markers that help predict phenotype variation and aiming to characterize the roles of opsin genes in these coast (juveniles) and deep sea (adults) very tasty fish.

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Postdoctoral position; early neural crest development and human iPSC
University of California, Riverside
Postdoctoral position open in the Garcia-Castro Lab at the University of California, Riverside. Signaling and transcriptional regulation during early neural crest development using human pluripotent stem cells, chick and Rabbit embryos. Please e-mail CV, summary and relevance of your current research, a brief description of your interest in our lab, and the names of up to three references to:

Grad students
University of Mississippi
Interested in questions involving morphogenesis and biomechanics or plasticity of fate, we are recruiting grad students both for direct admission and rotation.
Recruiting grad students to study Hox genes in planaria
West Virginia University
Studying how Hox genes regulate body size, segmentation, stem cell fate, and regeneration in asexually reproducing planaria. The Arnold Lab opens January 2023 and has positions available at multiple levels. Contact me for more information. twitter: @cparnoldphd
Assistant Professor of Dev Bio (tenure track)
Stanford University
PhD students and lab manager - horned beetle and nematode evo devo
Boston University
The Casasa lab will open at Boston University in January 2023 and I will be recruiting at all levels. We will focus on the regulation and evolution of complex traits, particularly the developmental genetic and genomic mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and their evolution.

We will use Onthophagus horned beetles and Pristionchus nematodes as systems to understand how organisms adjust their phenotype in response to variable environmental conditions. I am looking for grad students for Fall 2023 and a lab manager to start as early as Spring 2023. Please contact me at or send me a message if you would like to meet.
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