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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Elizabeth Egan

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Egan, Elizabeth
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Microbiology and Immunology
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please submit application materials by email to Dr. Elizabeth Egan at

The Egan Laboratory ( has an open position for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with an interest in host-pathogen interactions in malaria.  The postdoc training experience will involve working on funded projects focused on characterizing host and parasite factors important for the biology and pathogenesis of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in red blood cells. We have a particular interest and expertise in advancing our understanding of red blood cell determinants of P. falciparum malaria (e.g. Science 2015, PMID: 25954012; eLife 2021, doi:10.7554/eLife.61516; bioRxiv 2020, doi: We use a variety of approaches spanning molecular parasitology, human stem cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and population genetics. There will also be opportunities to develop new lines of investigation commensurate with scientific interests, experience, and independence.
The Egan Lab is located in the new Biomedical Innovations Building at Stanford University School of Medicine. We are active members of the Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology, participating in seminars and retreats as well as a weekly group meeting with other Stanford laboratories focused on Apicomplexan parasites. Stanford University offers a world-class academic environment with a vibrant and large community of postdoctoral fellows (  We are located in Palo Alto, California, which has a beautiful mild climate year-round and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and cultural experiences, while being a within a short drive to San Francisco.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Doctoral degree
  • A strong background in molecular genetics, cell biology and/or parasitology

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • A demonstrated passion for scientific inquiry
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Display initiative
  • Perseverance
  • Enthusiasm for working in and contributing to a collaborative scientific community
  • Computational experience with large data sets is desirable but not required
  • Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Names of 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.