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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Avnesh Thakor

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Thakor, Avnesh
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Radiology- Peds
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023
Appointment Start Date: 
February 1, 2022
How to Submit Application Materials: 

To apply, please send a CV as well as a brief statement why you would be a good candidate for this position to Dr. Avnesh S Thakor MD, PhD at:

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Interventional Regenerative Medicine and Imaging Laboratory (IRMIL). The candidate should be a highly qualified scientist with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Our focused research program uses cutting-edge technologies to investigate organ regeneration in the setting of bowel, pancreatic and lung diseases using mesenchymal stem cells and their derived exosomes. This position will provide the candidate with an opportunity to lead interdisciplinary research projects within these areas with a strong focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms of tissue regeneration.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The successful applicant must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent with a major in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry or Regenerative Medicine.
  • Experience in immunology, immune cell sorting and testing, stem cell biology, extracellular vesicle biology, molecular biology and molecular imaging is highly desirable.
  • Sterile tissue culture techniques, cell based imaging and assays (flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, ELISA) are required, with experience in mesenchymal stem cell biology and FACS also preferred.
  • He/she should have excellent writing and presentation skills and be able to work independently in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment and is expected to be organized and highly productive.
  • Successful applicants will have a track record of productive research, presentations, and publication.
  • Grant writing experience is also highly desirable.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • A brief statement why you would be a good candidate 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.