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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Katja Weinacht

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Katja Weinacht, MD PhD
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Ped: Hematology-Oncology
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
up to 5 years with possibility for a 1 year extension per Stanford terms
Appointment Start Date: 
Now to May 2023
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Email the required application materials to Katja Weinacht at

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
Yes. The expected base pay range for this position is listed in Pay Range field. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.
Pay Range: 
69-72,000 USD/year

The Weinacht Laboratory has an opening for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with interest in thymic development. Successful candidates will join the Pediatric Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.
This project focuses on understanding and recapitulating thymic development using pluripotent stem cells. Our laboratory has used single cell transcriptomics of primary human fetal thymic tissues to develop a robust in vitro and in vivo developmental model. This model can now be applied to developing regenerative thymic tissues for clinical translation and to studying thymic development in clinically relevant disease-specific contexts. This is a well-established project in our lab with abundant data already available. Our team is looking forward to meeting you.

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD or MD/PhD applicants with background in developmental/cell biology, immunology, molecular biology with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:
  • Strong tissue culture skills, experience in iPSC culture desirable
  • Flow cytometry skills
  • Good understanding of emerging molecular and cell biology tools
  • Outstanding personal initiative and communication skills.
  • Academic aspirations
Required Application Materials: 
  • An updated CV
  • Complete contact information for three references
  • A cover letter describing past research experience, career goals, and a statement of future research interest (1-2 pages)


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.