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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Guillem Pratx

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Pratx, Guillem
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Rad: Radiation Physics
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
One year minimum, renewable
Appointment Start Date: 
October 1st, 2020
How to Submit Application Materials: 

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PI: Guillem Pratx, PhD

Cancer Molecular Imaging Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist
Multiple NIH-funded research positions are available immediately at Stanford University, in the Physical Oncology Laboratory (Department of Radiation Oncology). Join a diverse and dynamic group of researchers in making a lasting impact on translational cancer research by building novel physical tools and technologies. The lab’s interests revolve around three areas:

  • cancer imaging
  • radiation therapy
  • metabolic heterogeneity

The position will involve developing technologies for highly sensitive cell tracking using positron emission tomography (PET). Please refer to for details about the project. No specific technical skills are absolute requirements for this position, however, we seek candidates who can learn and master techniques/skills such as:
Engineering / Technology

  • Microfluidics / optofluidics
  • Computer algorithms / image reconstruction / image analysis
  • PET imaging physics

Disease models / cancer biology / molecular imaging

  • Experimental models of cancer metastasis
  • Standard wet lab procedures and biological assays
  • Mouse handling
  • Radiolabeling / radiochemistry
  • Nanotechnology
Required Qualifications: 

Candidates can apply to this position either as postdoctoral researcher (0-3 years post-PhD) or research scientist (4 or more years post-PhD; salary commensurate with experience). 
The lab is looking for candidates who are:

  • passionate about cancer research
  • interested in cracking difficult problems
  • knowledgeable and curious
  • effective at communicating
  • able to work across disciplines
  • attentive to details
  • critical thinkers
  • committed to integrity in science
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • One-page cover letter


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.