A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Anca M. Pasca at Stanford University in California, USA (neopascalab.org). The research focus of the lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders associated with premature birth and neonatal brain injury with the long-term goal of translating the lab’s findings into therapeutics. The research team employs a multidisciplinary approach involving genetics, molecular and developmental neurobiology, animal models and neural cells differentiated from patient-derived induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. In particular, the lab is using a powerful 3D human brain-region specific organoid system developed at Stanford (Nature Methods, 2015; Nature Protocols, 2018) to ask questions about brain injury during development. The applicant must be highly motivated and must have a proven record of high quality research. The ideal candidate would have expertise in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, metabolomics and/or tissue/stem cell culture. If you are interested, please send a cover letter describing your previous work and career goals to apasca @stanford.edu. Please include your CV and contact information for three references.
Stanford University has a thriving academic community, which includes over 2000 postdoctoral scholars. Postdoctoral training at Stanford is a unique opportunity to develop independence in a diverse environment, among scholars from all over the world. Postdocs at Stanford benefit from a wide variety of professional development opportunities and can take full advantage of living in the vibrant Bay Area
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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University