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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Brian Bateman

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Bateman, Brian
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Stephanie Leonard
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Anesthes, Periop & Pain Med
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Initial appointment is 1 year with expected renewal after the first year for an additional 1-2 years by mutual agreement
Appointment Start Date: 
Flexible start date
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please submit application materials at Contact Dr. Stephanie Leonard with any questions at

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY25 minimum is $73,800.

Our research team is looking for a postdoctoral scholar interested in studying the use of pain medicines and/or substance use disorders among pregnant and postpartum individuals. A primary interest is in opioids and opioid use disorders. The position is NIH-funded and the scholar will work closely with Drs. Brian Bateman and Stephanie Leonard. Our projects employ advanced analytical methods in large databases, which include claims data and electronic health record data in conventional structures and in common data models.
Our research group prioritizes a collaborative and inclusive team environment. The principal investigators are experienced mentors who are highly committed to supporting the postdoctoral scholar in advancing their career as a future independent investigator. The postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to both lead and contribute to research projects. We regularly collaborate with researchers across disciplines and institutions.
This postdoctoral fellowship position will be based in the Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine and the Dunlevie Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center at Stanford. Trainees from any discipline who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) conferred by start date
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis of large health databases, such as claims or electronic health record data
  • Training in epidemiology and interest in perinatal pharmacoepidemiology and pain medicine and/or substance use disorders
Required Application Materials: 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter describing relevant experiences, interests, and goals
  • A scientific writing sample (e.g., manuscript or thesis chapter)
  • 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.