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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Anca M. Pasca

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Pasca, Anca M.
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A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Anca M. Pasca at Stanford University in California, USA ( 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 publications. The ideal candidate would have expertise in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry and tissue/stem cell culture, high-throughput compound screening. 

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD in Neurobiology or Stem Cell Biology.
  • Research interest in neurodevelopment, neural organoids, high-throuput sreening for neuroprotective compounds, translational research.
  • Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals with a focus on neurobiology/neurodevelopment.
Required Application Materials: 
  • A cover letter that describes your research and career goals, and your expertise or experience
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of key publications with a brief (2-3 sentence) description of your contributions to published work
  • Names and contact information for 3 references


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.