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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Matthew Wheeler

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Wheeler, Matthew
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Med: Cardiovascular Medicine
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
one year with option to reappoint a second year
Appointment Start Date: 
July 1, 2024
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Email your interest for the postdoc position and CV to Dr. Matthew Wheeler ( and Dr. Dan Katz (

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY25 minimum is $73,800.
Pay Range: 

The Katz and Wheeler Labs are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to engage in high impact bioinformatic and multi-omic research in the field of cardiovascular health and disease. Specifically, work will focus on analysis and integration of high dimensional multi-omic data with metrics of exercise performance in the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC) and related studies, including data from both human and animal studies. Applicants with bioinformatics, multi-omics, and computational biology experience are desirable, and highly qualified applicants will have experience with cloud computing and web interface development.
Our group engages in diverse work across the spectrum of investigation, spanning computational dry lab expertise in proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, genetics, bioinformatics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, offering varied avenues for mentoring and professional development. Multiple opportunities exist for national collaboration in a variety of consortia including not only MoTrPAC, but also the Common Fund Data Ecosystem and the Undiagnosed Disease Network.
Key research avenues include:
1. Integration of Common Fund Data Ecosystem datasets to identify candidate exercise mimetic drugs (i.e. "exercise in a pill")
2. Development of cloud-based infrastructures for data browsing, interactivity, and discovery, in MoTrPAC and others
3. Additional avenues of work to be determined with the applicant

Required Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., molecular biology, bioinformatics, computer science).
  • Strong background in data analysis and computational biology.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as R and Python.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic research environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with large-scale multi-omic datasets and/or bioinformatics tools.
  • Cloud-based web interface development experience
  • Demonstrated track record of scientific productivity (e.g., publications, presentations).
Required Application Materials: 
  • Curriculum Vitae


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.