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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Ioannis Karakikes

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Karakikes, Ioannis
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Cardiovascular Med Institute
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
2-3 years
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please email Dr. Karakikes:

The laboratory of Dr. Ioannis Karakikes is seeking highly motivated, successful, and creative individual(s) with a background in cardiovascular biology, stem cell biology, cardiac biology or molecular genetics. The postdoctoral scholar will join an NIH-funded project to investigate the molecular mechanisms of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). We employ an interdisciplinary approach, integrating functional genomics approaches in human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) derived cardiovascular cells with single-cell transcriptomics and epigenetics to study cardiomyopathies in a genetically controlled and systematic manner. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop specific projects, acquire new skills, present at national meetings, publish manuscripts and write grants. There are many opportunities for professional development to participate in career development training and educational programs.

Required Qualifications: 

We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative team members. The ideal candidate should have:

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D, MD/PhD. or equivalent degree in cell biology, genetics, stem cell biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or any related field
  • Outstanding record of primary author publications from prior training
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Interest to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Prior experience in any of the following relevant areas is highly desired, such as stem cell biology, molecular and cell biology, proteomics, genetics and/or biochemistry.
  • Experience in small animal models of cardiovascular disease would be a plus.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Curriculum Vitae


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