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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Cristina Alvira

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Alvira, Cristina
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Two years with opportunity to extend for an additional year.
Appointment Start Date: 
Until filled
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Email to Dr. Alvira:

The Laboratory of Cristina Alvira, MD within the Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow in pulmonary vascular biology. A main focus of the Alvira lab is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that regulate pulmonary endothelial growth and quiescence, with a specific focus on the pathways that promote pulmonary angiogenesis during postnatal lung growth. The long-term goal of research within the Alvira lab is to leverage knowledge of the fundamental pathways that promote lung development into novel therapies to stimulate lung healing in older infants, children, and adults after injury.  The successful candidate will lead a project that is utilizing single cell RNA-Sequencing to characterize pulmonary endothelial heterogeneity during key time points in late lung development, and determine how injuries that disrupt lung development alter specific subpopulations of pulmonary endothelial cells.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Applicants must have a PhD or MD/PhD with expertise in cell, molecular, or developmental biology, and past experience using mouse models of disease.
  • Priority will be given to applicants with prior training in pulmonary, vascular or endothelial biology.
  • Expertise in primary cell isolation and culture, FACS, confocal imaging, and mouse genetics is preferred.
  • Experience with a programming language suitable for computational analysis (e.g. R or Python) is desired but not required.
  • The candidate must be enthusiastic, have extremely strong written and oral communication skills, be highly motivated, intellectually creative, able to work independently, and function well as part of a team.
  • Successful applicants will have a strong track record of research productivity, presentations, and publications.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Cover letter detailing research interests and career goals
  • Up to three relevant papers
  • Contact information for three 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.