Open Positions:

Graduate student postitions are available, but students must first apply to and be accepted by the Washington University DBBS program, and they do not identify a thesis advisor in advance.  Instead, students do rotations in several labs during their first year, and choose a thesis lab that spring/summer.  You can read more about the DBBS program here. If you are already part of the DBBS program and are interested in learning more about the Haswell lab, please browse this website for information about the lab (especially here and here) and feel free to contact Liz or other lab members.

Undergraduate positions are available for the fall of 2016. Please contact Liz with your topic of interest!

Postdoctoral Position in Mechanobiology

A fully funded postdoc position is availalble as early as November 2016 in the Haswell Lab at Washington University in St. Louis ( We are exploring the mechanobiology of plants and bacteria, developing new model systems for the study of plant bioelectricity, and generating novel tools for the dynamic and quantitative investigation into these processes. I am particularly interested in candidates capable of innovative work, independence, and team-building for this position.

To apply, please submit by email to

1.  A cover letter explaining why you are interested in joining our group, what skills and knowledge you would contribute, and what you think we could offer in terms of training.  In addition, please describe your career goals.

2.  A CV with three or more references and their contact information.