We are currently recruiting graduate students and postdocs interested in the intersection of synthetic biology, plant biology or microbiology and sustainability. We value openness, inclusivity, diversity, and enthusiasm for science/engineering!

[1] Graduate students: We welcome rotations from Stanford graduate students in any department. Current Stanford students interested in rotating should email Jenn to learn more. Prospective PhD students are encouraged to apply to the Bioengineering department.

[2] Postdoctoral fellows: Please email Jenn with a cover letter and CV. Details below.

Postdoc Recruitment

We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral scholars interested in plant synthetic biology and sustainability. Candidates with strong training in plant development, plant-microbe interactions, plant stress response, synthetic biology or genome engineering are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will join an exciting research group at the leading edge of the rapidly growing field of plant synthetic biology.


  • PhD in bioengineering, plant biology, genetics, molecular biology, or a related field

  • Track record of research productivity and creativity

  • Experience with plant transformation, DNA design and cloning, or plant/microbial genetics is a strong +

  • Interest in mentorship

  • Excellent organizational skills

How to apply:

  • Send a cover letter and CV to jbrophy at stanford dot edu