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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Miriam Goodman

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Goodman, Miriam
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Molecular & Cellular Phys
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Full time
Appointment Start Date: 
After September 15, 2021
How to Submit Application Materials: 

email to PI

Sensory physiology and neuronal cell biology, Postdoctoral Scholar.
The @wormsenseLab at Stanford University seeks postdoctoral scholars with an interest in the genetics, biophysics, and cell biology of touch sensation. Experience with in vivo and in vitro live imaging as well as gene-editing techniques in a genetic model organism such as C. elegans is preferred, but not essential for consideration. In appointing new postdoctoral scholars, we look for curiosity, excellence in the practice of reproducible research, and the ability to lead and work in teams — learning from and teaching others. You may launch projects investigating the molecular and physical events responsible for touch and its degradation by persistent mechanical stress and chemotherapeutics. The latter project may involve studies in C. elegans and rodents (with a collaborator). The wormsenseLab is directed by Miriam Goodman, an award-winning mentor, educator, and scientist, and it brings together scientists with prior training in cell biology, engineering, genetics, and cell biology and integrates genetic dissection with imaging, biophysics and electrophysiology. Many former postdoctoral scholars have secured independent fellowships during their time in the lab and now hold tenure-track faculty positions, leadership positions in research institutes, conduct research or hold other positions in industry, start companies or work in venture capital.

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD in a Life Science or closely allied engineering field
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity (meeting/conference presentations, preprints, publications)
  • A committment to reproducible research, working in and learning to lead diverse teams
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Brief description of a significant research accomplishment
  • Brief description of research and professional goals for postdoctoral training
  • Names of 2 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.