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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Peter Marinkovich

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Marinkovich, M. Peter
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Two years
Appointment Start Date: 
As soon as available
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please forward your information and interest to M. Peter Marinkovich, M.D. at

The Marinkovich Lab has an open two-year postdoctoral research opportunity for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct innovative translational research in the areas of CAR-T cell and cutaneous gene therapy.

The candidate will join a lab which has propelled three cutaneous gene therapy efforts from the preclinical to phase 3 stage, and which is looking to develop several more preclinical therapies into future clinical trials, including novel CART therapy for autoimmune disease, and topical in vivo gene and protein corrective therapy of the skin and mucosal tissues in patients with epidermolysis bullosa. They will have a background of working with animal models and will have significant experience with T-cell and epithelial cell biology.  Candidates will also have significant familiarity with molecular biology and will be expected to lead efforts at gene therapy vector modification and cloning. Candidates with M.D. degrees will also have the abilityl to participate in clinical trials as an extension of preclinical work. Candidate must be independent, proactive, team-players with robust basic laboratory and communication skills.

The fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinicians, statisticians, bioinformaticians and clinical researchers. The postdoc will be located at the Stanford School of Medicine main and Foothill campuses as well as Redwood City clinical campus.

Required Qualifications: 

 The ideal candidate will be interested in an academic research career in cutaneous biology and development of next generation gene and CART therapies.
 Must possess strong background in T-cell/epithelial biology, molecular biology and animal models.
 M.D. or Ph.D. degree required
 Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
 Familiarity with genetics, cancer genetics, genetic epidemiology

Required Application Materials: 

 Curriculum vitae
 Cover letter
 Writing example (i.e. published lead-author manuscript)
 Names of two 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.