Stanford University has a postdoctoral position available for candidates with prior training in bioinformatics, cell metabolism, epigenetics, immunology, or systems biology.
The lab elucidates factors that confer metabolic resilience and vulnerability in the developing brain and immune system. Experimental work is typically centered around human tissue from clinical trials or post-mortem biobanking with supporting work in model systems (e.g. murine, C. Elegans). We design and build clinical trials that employ multi-omic analyses in pediatric neurodegenerative disorders to address both clinical and fundamental questions about human development.
A primary focus of our work is to resolve the pathways linking perturbations in lipid metabolism with neuroinflammatory pathologies. Adrenoleukodystrophy and multiple sclerosis serve as our principle disease models.
The successful candidate will use multi-omic immune cell signatures from our lab’s clinical trial of vitamin D in children along with paired mouse experiments to investigate vitamin D-enabled pathways relevant to developmental resilience in brain and blood.
We are interested in candidates who work collaboratively, think creatively, and have a good publication record.
An ideal candidate should have should have fewer than three (3) years postdoctoral experience as well as solid training in at least one of the following fields: bioinformatics, cell metabolism, epigenetics, immunology, or systems biology.
Please submit the following:
- Cover letter that briefly describes your career goals, research interests, and past accomplishments
- Contact information for 3 professional references
- Your most recent or relevant publications