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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Justin Annes, MD PhD

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Annes, Justin
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Med: Endocrin, Geronot & Metab
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Renewed Annually, up to 5 years
Appointment Start Date: 
Winter or Fall 2021 (09/01 or 12/01)
How to Submit Application Materials: 

The Annes laboratory is interested in developing a regenerative therapy for diabetes. Over the past 5-10 years, our laboratory has identified, developed and optimized a variety of novel small molecules that potently induce human beta-cell growth, with the goal of increasing an individual’s insulin production capacity and reinstating normal glucose control. With these lead compounds in hand, the lab has turned toward addressing a major challenge in the regenerative medicine field: lineage-restricted (targeted) drug delivery.
Currently, the Annes lab is pioneering a variety of innovative strategies that enable the selective delivery of a regenerative therapeutic to beta-cells in order to make these compounds safe for human use. An example of our work on beta-cell selective drug delivery is PMID 30527998. The open post-doctoral position is to be filled by a candidate who is interested in (1) advancing a novel molecular strategy for beta-cell-targeted drug delivery, (2) expanding our understanding of normal beta-cell biology and (3) further elucidating diabetes pathogenesis from a beta-cell perspective. The overarching goal of this project is to advance the care of individuals suffering from diabetes.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Doctoral degree
  • The qualified candidate will work in a highly collaborative and rigorous research environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, scientific curiosity, motivation and ambition are critical attributes for the successful candidate.
  • The primary research skill-sets needed are a strong background in molecular and cellular biology.
  • Experience with animal research and physiology is highly preferred.
  • A background in biochemistry (mass spectrometry and/or enzymology), pharmacology and/or chemistry are considered strengths.
  • Small molecule work will be supported by a medicinal chemist (no synthetic chemistry skill required).
  • A record of scientific productivity is helpful.
  • An interest in being mentored for a career in academia as well as in mentoring younger trainees is desired.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Contact information for two references
  • A cover letter is recommended


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.