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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Samuel So

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
So, Samuel
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Surg: General Surgery
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
The position is for one year with the potential for annual renewal, contingent on performance and funding.
Appointment Start Date: 
January 2025 or earlier
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Application materials should be sent to Dr. Mei-Sze Chua at

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY25 minimum is $73,800.

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. As part of the Asian Liver Center, our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to identify and develop more efficacious methods for the diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer. We are particularly interested in molecularly targeted diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, with the goal of translating our research into clinically feasible solutions for liver cancer patients. Aligned with this goal, this position offers exciting opportunities to work with external collaborators to evaluate promising diagnostic probes and therapeutic agents, using cell-based models as well as patient-derived xenograft models of liver cancer. This position is suitable for a highly motivated self-starter who excels in a dynamic environment offering varied learning opportunities.
Stanford University is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The candidate must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with a focus on cancer biology, cell/molecular biology, or biochemistry.
  • Experience in animal tumor models and animal surgery are highly desirable.
  • Candidates should also have a strong track record of productive research and publications, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The candidate must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively to bring a project to fruition.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Cover letter describing research interests and qualifications for this position
  • Contact information of three referees


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.