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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Matthew Wheeler

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Department Name: 
Cardiovascular Medicine
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please send your application materials by email to: Matthew Wheeler:, CC Brooke Zelnik:

The laboratory of Matthew T. Wheeler, MD, PhD and the Center for Undiagnosed Diseases at Stanford are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows with a background in cardiovascular disease or iPS cell models to join their research program. Using both cell and animal models, the laboratory focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms or rare cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases. Induced-pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from rare and undiagnosed patients, primary samples, animal models, and genomic tools are used to investigate the pathogenesis of rare and novel diseases and to understand cardiomyocyte structure and signaling. Opportunities for bench, dry lab, and bedside research projects are facilitated by the multidisciplinary team environment.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Ideal candidates will have a PhD or MD with a strong background in cell and molecular biology and/or bioinformatics
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • A background in stem cell, cardiovascular biology, or bioinformatics is desirable
  • Previous experience working with iPS cells would be an asset
  • Desire to perform both wet bench and dry lab work
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV or NIH biosketch
  • Personal statement
  • Contact information for three references


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.