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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Eugene Butcher

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Butcher, Eugene
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How to Submit Application Materials: 

Application materials should be sent to ebutcher (at)

A postdoctoral position in computational biology/single cell transcriptomics. Develop and apply algorithms to probe cell subsets, interactions and communication in immune & tumor biology as part of a highly interactive multidisciplinary team.

Responsibilities: The selected candidate will apply bioinformatic tools and will help develop new pipelines and algorithms for analyses of large- scale single cell transcriptomic datasets focused on cell specialization and communication in immune, vascular & tumor biology. A particular emphasis will be on understanding lymphocyte responses and vascular programming in inflammation and tumors.

Required Qualifications: 

• Recent Ph.D. in computer science, or in an engineering discipline with strong computation/coding experience combined with coursework in biomedicine ..... OR
• Recent Ph.D. in a biomedical discipline combined with significant experience in coding and bioinformatics.
• Eligibility for NIH fellowships and training grants, or fellowships from the country of origin.
• Applicants with experience in biocomputation applied to single cell transcriptomics, or to vascular or immunology or immuno-oncology are encouraged to apply. Interest in or experience relevant to experimental generation of scRNA datasets in mouse or human models will be considered.
Applicant should show evidence of......
• Strong motivation and a passion for science
• Positive attitude
• Experience in relevant computational approaches
• Knowledge of R, Python, Matlab, JSL or related environments
• Knowledge of statistical methods and programs (e.g. JMP)
• Course work or experience in biology or genetics
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Ability to innovate to solve problems and implement new techniques
• Interest in integrating wet lab and informatic/computational approaches
• Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
• Strong record of productivity and publication

Required Application Materials: 

• “Research Statement” describing your interests and experience and how these align with those of our group (up to one page). This can be incorporated into a cover letter.
• CV, including a publication list with a brief (1-2 sentence) description of your contributions to published work
• Names and contact information for 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.