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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Katherine Ferrara

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Department Name: 
Department of Radiology
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Minimum of 12 months
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

To apply, please submit your CV, a brief statement of interest and career goals, and the names of three referees to Dr. Katherine Ferrara (

One Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), Stanford University School of Medicine. The successful candidates will join a dynamic research group focusing on the development of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in the context of nanotherapy and immunotherapies. The fellow will conduct interdisciplinary research to develop molecularly-targeted and image-guided drug delivery vehicles.
Our NIH-funded team is looking to add another motivated, ambitious, and highly qualified creative scientist with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The successful applicant must have a PhD in chemistry or a related area with expertise in organic or radiochemistry. Preference will also be given to candidates with a background with peptide and liposomal synthesis or to candidates with experience in PET imaging of nanoparticles, immune cells or viruses. Successful applicants will have a track record of productive research and publications. This position will remain open until filled and is available for a minimum of 1 year (up to 3 years). Salary will be determined based on the experience of the candidate and the University guidelines for Postdoctoral Fellows. Stanford University offers many opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research and is the ideal training ground for postdocs who strive to further develop their skills in pursuit of a career in academia or industry.

Required Qualifications: 

Required education: Doctorate
PhD in Chemistry or a related area

Required Application Materials: 
  1. CV
  2. Brief Statement of interests and career goals
  3. Names and contact information for three referees


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.