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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor H. Westley Phillips

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Phillips, H. Westley
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
2-3 years
Appointment Start Date: 
Available Immediately
How to Submit Application Materials: 

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Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
Yes. The expected base pay range for this position is listed in Pay Range field. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.
Pay Range: 

The Phillips Pediatric Research and Innovations in the Molecular Genetics of Epilepsy (P2RIME) laboratory lead by H. Westley Phillips, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery is seeking a highly motivated, pioneering and collaborative postdoctoral scholar to join our dynamic team to develop novel approaches to elucidate the genetic underpinnings of epilepsy.
The postdoctoral fellow will be immersed in an environment ripe for innovation with access to cutting-edge tools and renowned senior collaborators to study the molecular mechanisms of epilepsy. This combined with the lab’s unique access to both patients and their pathologic tissue, will afford the postdoctoral scholar ample opportunity to contribute to our understanding of the role of brain-limited somatic mutations in epilepsy pathogenesis and seizure propagation. Furthermore, the scholar will be uniquely positioned to establish novel approaches for molecular genetic discoveries through next generation sequencing technologies with implications for precision medicine and targeted therapeutic strategies.
Additionally, all projects offer opportunities for co-mentoring with our collaborators in the neurology, psychiatry, bioengineering and pediatrics departments.

Required Qualifications: 

• Have acquired formal training during a neuroscience laboratory based doctoral study in molecular and cellular biology, genomics and data analysis tools.
• Be collaborative, collegial and curious with a tenacious work-ethic.
• Holders of a PhD and/or MD are welcome to apply.
• Qualified non-US residents/citizens are also welcome to apply.

Required Application Materials: 

• Curriculum Vitae that includes your education, training and publication history
• Two Letters of Recommendation
• Cover letter outlining how your research interests will be pursued during your training at Stanford.


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.