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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Aaron Newman

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Newman, Aaron
Department Name: 
Biomedical Data Science
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The Newman Lab, in the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University, is seeking highly creative and driven postdoctoral fellows interested in working at the intersection of biomedical data science and cancer/stem cell biology. A major goal of the lab is the development of innovative computational methods that advance our understanding of normal and neoplastic tissue composition at a molecular and cellular level. As part of this effort, we employ a variety of genomics approaches, including high throughput sequencing and emerging single cell profiling technologies. Successful applicants will be expected to leverage computational tools to address basic or clinical research questions in diverse areas of cancer/stem cell biology, including tumor differentiation and development, the cellular composition of the tumor microenvironment, and cell lineage relationships in malignant and normal tissues. Opportunities for wet lab biologists interested in data science will also be available. In addition, there will be ample opportunities to work closely with basic and clinical science collaborators, both at Stanford and elsewhere.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The successful applicant will have completed (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in an applied quantitative discipline, such as computational biology, bioinformatics, or biostatistics, with a strong interest in either basic or translational research.
  • A strong background in machine learning and predictive modeling is desired, as is previous experience in common programming languages (e.g., R, Python) and genomic data analysis.
  • Candidates with less than two years of postdoctoral training are preferred.
  • Prior evidence of ambition, productivity, and creativity are a must, and a track record of conference presentations and first author peer-reviewed publications will be expected.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Recent CV
  • Copies of relevant papers
  • Names and contact information for 3 references
  • A cover letter briefly describing the applicant’s previous research, scientific interests, and fit for this position


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.