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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Cornelia Weyand

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Weyand, Cornelia
Department Name: 
Medicine: Immunology and Rheumatology
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
One year with annual renewal contingent on performance and funding.
Appointment Start Date: 
As soon as possible
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Interested applicants should send the required application materials to: Contact: C. M. Weyand, MD, PhD E-mail:

A postdoctoral research position is available at Stanford University in the laboratory of Dr. C. M. Weyand. The laboratory is engaged in investigating inflammation in medium and large blood vessels and in atherosclerosis. Collaborative projects involve investigators from the Stanford Institute for Immunology, Transplantation and Immunity, the Stanford Eye Institute, and the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. We are particularly interested in how the innate and adaptive immune system malfunctions in blood vessels and in the atherosclerotic plaque lesion. We apply gene expression profiling as a discovery platform to define abnormalities in the immune system as well as in specified cell populations in the tissue niche. A series of functional assays have been developed to connect molecular abnormalities to clinical disease. The laboratory offers a broad spectrum of techniques, including flow cytometry and cell sorting, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, time-lapse microscopy, humanized mouse models, mammalian cell culture, and retroviral and lentiviral transduction systems to enable studies of molecular mechanisms. All projects have a strong translational component and involve patient-derived cells and specimens.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The ideal candidate will have expertise in molecular biology techniques, immunology, histology techniques and in vitro assay systems.
  • Experience in animal models and small animal surgery is desired but not required.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Short statement describing previous research experience and future goals
  • Contact information of three referees


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.