Join us!

Our lab is based in Stanford campus, embedded in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area, surrounded by astonishing nature with one of the most beautiful cities in the world at its heart.

Our lab has many projects involving plant laboratory work, genome sequencing, field experiments, and bioinformatic analyses at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc levels.

We strive to recruit the most creative and motivated individuals -- of any nationality, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or disability -- and help them when necessary to apply for individual funding.

Informal contacts are welcome, just write an email to describing your background and interests. We deeply value diverse thinking, so international researchers of all backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply!

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Nuestro grupo tiene muchos proyectos relacionados con trabajo de laboratorio con plantas, secuenciación genómica, experimentos de campo, y análisis bioinformáticos a niveles de estudiante de grado, postgrado, o potsdoc.

Nuestra máxima es reclutar gente creativa y motivada -- de cualquier nacionalidad, raza, religión, color, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad de género, edad, estado de veterano o dishabilidad -- y cuando es necesario, ayudamos a conseguir financiación y becas individuales.

Contactos informales son bienvenidos, símplemente escríbe un email dirigido a, describiendo tus intereses y experiencia. Lo que más valoramos es gente que piensa diferente, así que aplica! Contactos buscando consejo sobre cómo elegir o tomar decisiones sobre carreras son bienvenidos.

Opportunities in the M O I L A B for the season 21-22

Postdocs for Moi lab projects:

*Lab-funded Postdoc position open to study popgen in space and/or evolve & reseq experiments (grene-net)

*Lab-funded Postdoc and RA/Tech positions open to develop CRISPR and NGS approaches to study plant adaptation

*Happy to discuss applications for the Stanford Fellows program ->

Postdocs for cool collaborative projects:

*w/ Phil Cleves to do natural genetic variation-inspired CRISPR edits in coral models

*w/ Ben Blonder ecophysiology and genomics of Aspen trees

Grad students:

*Apply to Stanford’s Biosciences program. If you have questions about our lab reach out to me! Check out this awesome resource from our friends at the Mordecai lab ->


* Reach out to us for projects related to field rainfall experiments, helping in diverse seed stocks, or the molecular lab.

Interested? drop Moi an email stating your interests and CV ->


Prospective postdocs

Although we regularly post internally-funded positions, all prospective postdocs are encouraged to apply for independent funding. Here a link to some common fellowships and their deadlines.

Our latest ad in 2020/2021 of internally-funded positions (applicants with statistical population genetics background interested in are still welcome through 2021): (and link to apply)

Prospective graduate students

Prospective graduate students can apply via Stanford's Biosciences PhD programs (see Applications are due late November each year. (If you feel lost on how to start an application, don't worry it is normal! There is a new program at Stanford to guide you:

Applicants are advised to also apply to NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (

Another opportunity is Stanford's Knight-Hennesy scholars (

Happy to be informally contacted to discuss possibilities to rotate/join the lab or just to seek advice!

Prospective undergraduates

Do you want to help us grow hundreds of plant mutants with their own unique (and sometimes never seen) plant forms? Do you want to learn how to crunch genomic, biodiversity, climatic, and satellite databases to learn about biology? Write me an email to chat about potential quarter or summer projects.

In addition, every year the department has a summer internship program. Application link below: