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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Claudia K. Petritsch

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Petritsch, Claudia K.
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Neuroscience Institute
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We use novel transgenic and virus-induced mouse models and leverage access to surgical material for complementary alternative approaches, e.g. mechanistic investigations in human-derived patient samples, e.g. ex vivo tumor tissue slices, organoids, PDXs or cell lines.
The Petritsch lab is actively recruiting postdoctoral trainees who are two or less years past their doctorate and who are highly motivated to participate in one or more of the following projects:

1. Establishing and breaking homeostasis in the brain: Analyse the molecular and cellular mechanism for establishing cellular hierarchies in the brain, including studying asymmetric cell division in OPCs using a candidate gene approach.
2. Optimizing molecular targeted therapy to overcome resistance and immune suppression: define combination therapy and optimal dosing using novel preclinical models, harnessing the interactions with the tumor immune landscape

Required Qualifications: 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ppenness to learn new techniques
  • Proactiveness
  • Top experimental skills
  • Experience in sterile cell culture techniques
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Fundamental molecular biology training
  • Background in either brain tumorigenesis or progenitor/stem cell biology

Candidates with experience in one or more of the following are preferred:

  • Processing patient samples
  • Ex vivo tumor tissue slices
  • Organoids
  • PDXs
  • Primary cell culture techniques
  • Mass cytometry
  • Flow cytometry
  • Time lapse imaging
  • Surgical techniques in mice
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Letter of intent
  • Contact information for 3-5 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.