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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: 
1 year
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

To apply, please send the required application materials Dr. Avnesh S Thakor MD, PhD at:

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Interventional Radiology Innovation at Stanford (IRIS) lab. The candidate should be a highly qualified material scientist with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Our focused research program uses cutting-edge technologies to investigate biomaterials for islet transplantation.
This position will provide the candidate with an opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary research projects with a strong focus on developing new strategies for biomaterials for islet transplantation.     

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent with a major in biomaterial design, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry or Regenerative Medicine.
  • Experience in stem cell and islet biology is highly desirable.
  • Experience in biomaterial synthesis and handling with one or more expertise in bioscaffold construction, nanoparticle synthesis and optimization, cellular/islet biology as well as cellular encapsulation techniques. 
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment
  • Expected to be organized and highly productive
  • Successful applicants will have a track record of productive research, presentations and publication
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Brief statement why you would be a good candidate for this position


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