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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Paul Bollyky

Important Info

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

Cover letter that describes your research interests and background
Curriculum vitae
Contact information for three references

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 - $80,000

We are thrilled to announce an opening for a talented postdoctoral scholar to join our team at Stanford. Our group is dedicated to developing innovative  therapies to treat chronic bacterial infections with a particular emphasis on bacteriophages. This fellowship provides an opportunity to contribute to research developing innovative strategies for bacteriophage  engineering and delivery. The postdoctoral fellow will work with  Dr. Paul Bollyky, Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, along with research partners  in the Stanford School of Bioengineering, including Dr. Ovijit Chaudhuri and Dr. Markus Covert.
Our goal is to develop effective approaches for treating antimicrobial resistant infections in high-risk populations, including patients with chronic wounds, burns, and lung infections. Our ongoing studies are focused on both improved delivery of phages, including work with excipients and hydrogels, and engineering them to work more effectively, including improving host range and synergy with conventional antibiotics.
These studies provide unique opportunities to develop innovative approaches to phage therapy and to develop skills in drug delivery, synthetic biology, and the creation of novel anti-infectives. In addition to these projects, the fellow will have the freedom and support to explore other research interests related to phages,  bacteria,  or other aspects of infectious diseases.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The ideal candidate will have a PhD in microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, bioengineering, computational biology, or a related field.
  • Previous experience working on bacterial infections and bacteriophages is a plus but is not required.
  • The successful candidate will be an independent, highly motivated problem solver who communicates well and enjoys working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter that describes your research interests and background
  • 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.