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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Nathan Lo

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Lo, Nathan
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Med: Infectious Diseases
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Two years with the possibility of extension.
Appointment Start Date: 
Available immediately
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please submit the application materials by email to Lab information can be found here: Review of applications will be performed on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled.

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
Yes. The expected base pay range for this position is listed in Pay Range field. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.
Pay Range: 
$72,000 - $85,000

The Lab of Dr. Nathan Lo in the Division of Infectious Diseases is thrilled to announce an opening to study genomics of infectious diseases.
The Lo Lab in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a talented postdoctoral scholar to join our vibrant, interdisciplinary research team. Dr. Nathan Lo has recently moved to Stanford from UCSF.  Our research group is interested in studying the transmission of infectious diseases to inform public health decisions. The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to set up a new laboratory focused on sequencing the parasite, Schistosoma spp. (the causative pathogen of the disease schistosomiasis). The work will have broad scientific and public health impact in global health related to neglected tropical diseases that affect marginalized populations.
The postdoctoral scholar will have a key role in research projects related to sequencing of the causative parasite of schistosomiasis, which afflicts over 150 million people globally – mostly in low- and middle-income countries. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, independent, organized, mission-driven, and highly experienced in laboratory work related to whole genome sequencing of parasites or infectious pathogens. We are seeking a candidate who is enthusiastic about setting up a new laboratory focused on pathogen sequencing with a high level of independence, and has a strong track record of laboratory experience to support their candidacy. The postdoctoral scholar is expected to independently develop protocols and procedures for the laboratory and perform and analyze experiments using techniques in molecular biology and genome sequencing. The position also entails lab management support such as ordering supplies and equipment, maintaining lab records, and adhering to safety and university regulations. The postdoctoral scholar may work alongside students in the laboratory.
Our global health work involves collaboration with international colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team. Our Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine encompasses all aspects of infectious diseases research and provides a strong community of scientific colleagues and students

Required Qualifications: 

 The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biology, microbiology, genetics, epidemiology, or a related field and wet lab experience in molecular biology, whole genome sequencing of pathogens, and laboratory management.
 The successful candidate will be highly independent, organized, enthusiastic, and a motivated problem solver, who communicates well and enjoys working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.
 Experience with DNA extraction, PCR, real-time PCR.
 Experience with library preparation and Illumina sequencing.
 Skills in descriptive analysis of sequencing data.
 Excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities.
 High level of independence in scientific work.
 Enthusiastic about global health work and infectious diseases.

Required Application Materials: 

 Cover letter that describes your research interests, scientific skillset and its alignment with the proposed work, management and organizational capacity, and future career plans
 Curriculum vitae
 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.