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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Josh Knowles

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Knowles, Joshua
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Med: Cardiovascular Medicine
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

To apply, please forward your CV and a personal statement to Josh Knowles (

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY24 minimum is $71,650.

The Knowles laboratory employs genetic and genomic methods to study the molecular mechanisms that mediate cardiovascular disease risk and pathophysiology, especially insulin resistance. For genes identified through whole genome studies, we use “dry” and “wet” bench approaches to identify mechanisms by which causal variation is responsible for altered gene structure or function and employ tissue culture and genetic mouse models to identify how encoded factors participate in the disease process. The goal is translation of these findings to the clinic.
Postdoctoral fellows are sought with experience in molecular biology and/or human genetics, as well as in vitro and in vivo models of metabolic disease. Computational analyses of genetic and genomic data is a plus. The lab is funded by the NIH, AHA, ADA and other organizations. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Stanford University School of Medicine provide superlative training opportunities at the post-doctoral level in a highly stimulating and interactive environment.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Doctoral degree conferral prior to appointment start date
  • Experience in molecular biology
  • Experience in in vitro and/or in vivo model systems
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Personal statement


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.