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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Melody Smith

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Smith, Melody
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Med: Bone Marrow Transplant
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
The position appointment term will be for 1 year and can be renewable on an annual basis based on performance
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please send required application materials to the following email address:

The laboratory of Melody Smith, MD, MS at Stanford University is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral scientist with a background in immunology, mouse models of bone marrow transplant or cellular therapy. The overall goal of our research program is to understand the biology of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to improve the efficacy and safety of this therapy (1) by investigating donor CAR T cells in immunocompetent mouse models of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant and (2) by assessing the impact of the intestinal microbiome on CAR response.

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD degree in a relevant discipline, MD, MD/PhD
  • Experience with cellular and molecular techniques
  • Experience with mouse models desirable
  • Experience with genetic and genomic bioinformatic tools is also desirable
  • Be motivated and collaborative 
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research experience, future goals, and interests in the research noted above (maximum of 2 pages)
  • 3 References (upon request)


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.