Join the lab

The John lab is hiring! We are looking for enthusiastic and creative scientists from diverse backgrounds and at all career stages. We are interested in a broad range of questions relating to plant structure and function. We use interdisciplinary tools in the field and the lab including measurements of anatomical structures, physiological experiments, and quantitative genetics. If you’re interested in having fun doing great plant science, please get in touch!


I am currently looking to hire a postdoc beginning in the Fall of 2019!

The researcher will work to uncover mechanisms driving inter and intraspecific variation in plant water use and responses to abiotic stress using a combination of anatomical measurements, physiological experiments, and statistical modeling.

The position requires a PhD in Plant Physiology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Plant Biology or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in field and laboratory measurements of physiological traits, excellent microscopy skills, and familiarity with leaf functional anatomy. Experience in experimental design, statistical analyses, and oral and written communication skills are required.

If you are interested in joining the lab and would like to discuss the position in greater detail, please contact me by email.

Click here for more information or to apply!

Graduate Students

I am currently recruiting graduate students through the Department of Biology to be admitted in Fall of 2020. The application deadline is December 1st 2019 (see application instructions). I cannot stress enough how important “fit” is when choosing a graduate program. The first step for you to determine if I would be a good advisor for you is to check out my research interests and publications to get a feel for what we do in the lab.

If you’re interested in contributing to my ongoing research or are excited about future directions, please get in touch with me as early as possible before the application deadline to give us time to discuss projects, assess your fit in the lab, and prepare your application documents.


Want to get hands-on research experience, develop real world skills, and contribute to exciting scientific discoveries?! Please contact me if you’re interested in volunteering beginning Fall of 2019.

For more information about undergrad research opportunities across campus visit the center for undergraduate research.

Also check out the UF Journal of Undergrad Research

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