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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Paul George

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
George, Paul
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Neurology & Neurological Sci
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
One year, with option to extend by mutual arrangement
Appointment Start Date: 
As soon as candidate selected
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please send your application materials to Paul George (

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.

Interested in joining a team exploring how the brain and nervous system recovers from injury and develop new therapies to heal the brain? The George lab in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences is looking for a postdoctoral fellow focused applying cutting edge neuroscience techniques to understand and improve brain recovery.

Our group harnesses neuroscience, stem cell and bioengineering techniques to develop new methods of neural recovery and tissue regeneration. The project is focused on using techniques developed in our lab to improve stroke recovery.  This position will work with a multi-disciplinary group to tackle the challenges of triggering the repair processes of the nervous system in stroke and neurodegenerative conditions. Opportunities for self-originated project design and execution exist.  Previous animal experience is preferred.
Responsibilities will be matched to the experience level and career goals of the successful candidate.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Post-graduate degree (MD or PhD) and training in the neuroscience or similar
  • Lab research experiences with the preferred candidate being comfortable with animal models of disease
  • Record of distinguished scholarly achievement

Physical Requirements:*

  • Frequently sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Working Conditions:

  • Position may at times require the postdoc to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
Required Application Materials: 

1. Curriculum vitae
2. Cover letter describing research interests to be pursued during training
3. List of 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.