Brady Lab

Department of Plant Biology and Genome Center
University of California, Davis

How do cells within plant roots respond to the multitude of stresses they face in the world?  From cell type molecular signatures to networks – we try to understand and harness these adaptive responses to help tackle current and future environmental challenges.

Transcriptional networks have been shown to play a primary role in regulating development in both plants and animals. It is through their exquisite control of gene expression in both space and time that pattern and form can be established and maintained. Research in the Brady lab focuses on understanding how a network of transcriptional interactions regulates tissue development and function. Projects in the lab range from characterizing xylem and cortex cell development  in response to the environment in Arabidopsis thaliana, Sorghum bicolor, Solanum lycopersicum and the drought-adapted Solanum pennelii to determining regulatory networks underlying various components of central and specialized metabolism.


The labs of Siobhan Brady (Dept. of Plant Biology and Genome Center) and David Segal (Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, Genome Center) at the University of California, Davis are recruiting a postdoctoral scholar, starting immediately.  In this project, funded by the USDA and the BBSRC, the postdoctoral scholar will use synthetic biology to create targeted mutations in promoters of genes involved in regulation of nitrogen metabolism in both Arabidopsis and tomato.  In addition, the postdoctoral scholar will engineer readers and writers associated with epigenetic modification of DNA in order to silence gene expression within the context of a metabolic regulatory logic.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and prevailing salary scale.
Application deadline – February 15, 2019 or until filled.



  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Plant Biology or related field
  • Extensive experience with molecular biology and cloning
  • Experience with CRISPR-Cas9
  • A strong publication record
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and to work well with others
  • Ability to work on an international interdisciplinary team


  • Experience with plant transformation
  • Experience with programming (R,  Python or other)
  • Experience with statistical analyses

How To Apply

Cover Letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV, and contact information for 3 references.
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