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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Samuel Yang

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Yang, Samuel
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Surg: Emergency Medicine
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
2 years initially, contingent on performance and funding support
Appointment Start Date: 
March 2024
How to Submit Application Materials: 

To apply for this position, please send email to Dr. Samuel Yang 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.

Postdoctoral Scholar position available for highly motivated candidates with broad expertise in the fields of immunology and/or microbiology to join the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Projects in the Yang lab are diverse and are related but not limited to understanding the role of DNA from Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) in bacterial trapping and killing, its DNAzyme activity, and the biological consequences of this activity, bacterial biofilms, and rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing. To learn more about Dr. Yang and his research interests, please visit his Stanford profile or Google Scholar.

Required Qualifications: 

• Ph.D. degree with immunology and/or microbiology required.
• Strong laboratory research skills in molecular biology, cell biology with particular experience in neutrophil biology, and/or microbiology required. 
• Knowledge and experience with various genomic, bioinformatic and biostatistical analysis tools preferred.
• Must possess excellent writing and communication skills, a solid record of peer-reviewed publications, commitment to drive scientific projects, motivation for high impact, high quality research, ability to work closely with an interdisciplinary research team.
• Applicants must be able to learn and develop new skills as required for the studies. Ability to work independently is expected.

Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Cover letter


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.