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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Hongjie Dai

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Dai, Hongjie
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year, renewable for 2-3 years total
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

A postdoctoral position is available in Prof. Hongjie Dai's group in the area of nanomedicine, molecular and nanoscience based near-infrared and infrared imaging and theranostics. Research topics might be selected from the following list:

  1. Synthesis of fluorescent nanoparticles, nanocrystals or molecules as NIR-II (1000-1700nm and even longer wavelengths) imaging probes for deep tissue imaging at the molecular and cellular scale at sub-cm depths in a living body with near-zero endogenous background signals. Conjugation of probes to antibodies and other targeting ligands.
  2. NIR-II molecular imaging for cancer, neuroscience and cardiovascular research.
  3. Develop neuronal functional dyes emitting in the NIR-II window for imaging single neuron firing in a brain.
  4. Further advance imaging techniques such as NIR-II light sheet microscopy. 
  5. Develop multi-plexed molecular imaging for immunotherapy and nanoscience based immunotherapy approaches.
  6. Work towards translation of NIR-II imaging, examples include sentinel lymph node mapping, PD-L1 imaging, and imaging guided surgery with high resolution.
Required Qualifications: 
  1. A recent PhD in science, engineerging or medicine.
  2. Skillful in nanomaterials or organic synthesis, and bioconjugation techniques.
  3. Have experience in optical imaging, preferably in vivo imaging.
  4. Innovative and can generate new ideas.
  5. Excellent work ethics.
Required Application Materials: 
  1. CV.
  2. Names of three references.


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