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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Marion Buckwalter

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Buckwalter, Marion
Department Name: 
Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
The appointment would be one year with the goal of extending to 3-5 years based on mutual enthusiasm from the postdoc and Dr. Buckwalter.
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Enthusiastic candidates should contact Dr. Buckwalter directly at

The Buckwalter lab focuses on the neuroimmunology of stroke, particularly in how the subacute immune response influences early and late outcomes in animal and human models. We are looking for 1-2 postdoctoral fellows to join our research team that focuses on vascular dementia/brain health in animal models. The team is collaborative, fun, and provides an intellectually challenging environment. Postdocs are provided with mentoring and support for writing grants and papers, can audit courses to supplement old knowledge or learn about new areas, and are expected to present their data at national and international meetings, as well as at lab meetings and local symposia. Many have taken advantage of courses at Stanford on teaching and PIship skills for postdocs.
The ideal applicant will be seeking training to help them develop a career in neuroimmunology and neurodegeneration, and have a background in immunology and/or neurodegeneration. Experience with one or more of the following techniques will be useful: single-cell or single-nuclear RNASeq, bioinformatics, proteomics, animal behavior, neurodegeneration, stroke models, and flow cytometry.
This postdoc should be interested in the role of the role of inflammation in vascular dementia, and be motivated to develop his/her own research career in either academia or industry. Applicants should have rigorous training, excellent publications, good communication skills, work well with others, and have outstanding references. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD in a related field completed in the last two years, ideally within 6 months of starting in the lab.
  • Enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity, ability to work both alone and in a team.
  • Good lab skills–complies with safety and animal regulations, keeps legible and logical records of experiments in lab notebooks and online databases, designs and interprets experiments rigorously, presents data & drafts of papers and grants in a timely fashion, communicates clearly with supervisor, co-workers, and mentees.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • In addition, please include in your email, (1) what questions you would be interested in pursuing during a postdoc in the Buckwalter lab, and (2) a short explanation of what you want to get out of your postdoc and how it will aid in your next career step.


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