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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Laura Prolo

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Prolo, Laura
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
At least 2 years
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

The application materials can be emailed to

We are seeking highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellows to join a research lab in the Department of Neurosurgery.

The successful candidate will work independently and with other team members on projects related to understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying pediatric high-grade glioma growth and invasion in order to find new therapeutic targets.
The ideal candidate will be able to independently and collaboratively design and conduct laboratory experiments in patient derived tumor models and in rodent xenograft models.  The postdoc will ideally have a background in genetic and epigenetic profiling of tumors, familiarity with CRISPR/Cas9 technology, metabolomics, cell culture, DNA recombinant methods and plasmid cloning, imaging and quantitative analyses, biochemistry including Western blotting and protein purification, and manuscript preparation. The successful candidate with be self-motivated and will work well with others in the lab and with our community of collaborators.  The applicant will be considered for more senior positions depending on experience and qualifications.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The minimal qualifications are a PhD, MD or MD/PhD with a focus in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, cancer biology, biochemistry, developmental biology, or related field.
  • Motivation to work in a small group setting and pursue collaborative opportunities
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Record of first-authorship publications in peer-reviewed high-quality scientific journals.
  • Laboratory experience with methods relevant to genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and cancer biology.
  • Attention to detail
  • Integrity
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter describing your specific interests and background
  • 1 page paragraph describing motivation and what interests you about this particular position and area of science
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Contact information for three relevant references with strongly supportive letters of recommendation


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.