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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Joshua Knowles

Important Info

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

To apply, please forward your CV and a personal statement to Josh Knowles (knowlej@stanford.edu). 
 

Postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular medicine - Stanford University School of Medicine

The Knowles laboratory (http://med.stanford.edu/knowleslab.html) has an exciting opportunity for a PhD levels postdoctoral scientist. The overall goal of the lab is to use modern genetic and genomic methods (including GWAS, QTLs mapping and colocalization, RNASeq) to study the molecular mechanisms that mediate cardiovascular disease risk and pathophysiology, especially insulin resistance. For genes and pathways identified through genetic and human physiologic studies, we employ cellular (including primary cell and iPSC models) and genetic mouse models to determine the causal mechanism. The ultimate goal is translation of these findings to the new therapeutic approaches in the clinic.

We are a highly collaborative lab with close ties to the Departments of Genetics, Chemical and Systems Biology, Pathology and Biomedical Data Sciences and are looking for a candidate who can work independently and also collaborate with diverse groups. S/he will have the opportunity to learn and apply a wide set of molecular biology and genomics techniques and apply them to the study of human disease. There will be opportunities for development of computational skills of high throughput data. This position offers a rich opportunity to engage in, present and publish research at the frontier of biotech fields related to health and medicine, and will prepare the candidate for the next stage of their career, either in academia or industry.
 
A successful candidate will have a solid understanding of the cardiovascular system including insulin resistance and/or diabetes related traits, experience in molecular biology and/or human genetics, as well as in vitro and in vivo models of metabolic disease. 
 
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: 
  • Must have a PhD or MD
  • Must have a solid understanding of the cardiovascular system including insulin resistance and/or diabetes related traits
  • Experience in molecular biology and/or human genetics, as well as in vitro and in vivo models of metabolic disease
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Cover Letter detailing research interests and career goals

 

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.