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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Sohail Husain

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Husain, Sohail
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Fixed term for one (1) year with opportunity for renewal
Appointment Start Date: 
As soon as possible
How to Submit Application Materials: 

All interested candidates can email the required application materials to

The Pediatric Gastroengerology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Division (Pediatric GI) and Husain Lab at Stanford University is seeking a highly enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to join us in our study of inflammatory mechanisms in pancreatitis. He/she is expected to have excellent communication skill and work ethic. More importantly, we are looking for an individual who has demonstrated excellent team player skill.
The applicant must hold MD and/or PhD or equivalent qualification with training preferably in immunology or closely related field.
The Husain Lab is located in the new Research Park building at 1701 Page Mill. We are active members of the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Pediatric GI, participating in seminars as well as weekly lab meetings.
The Pediatric GI advances the treatment of pediatric gastrointestinal and liver disorders through the coordinated effforts of its patient care, research, and educational activities. Our mission is to heal children with digestive disease through innovation. We provide comprehensive GI care to children through our region and lead global destination programs that deliver highly specialized care and train the next generation of pediatric gastroenterologists. Currently, the Division has approximately 30 pediatric gastroenterologists with nationally recognized expertise through their research, teaching, and clinical programs which attracts leading candidates to their fellowship program.
The Department of Pediatrics is a dynamic, stimulating place to work and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our employees and trainees have particularly challenging and rewarding roles.

Required Qualifications: 
  • PhD with training preferably in immunology or closely related field.
  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • Expert level knowledge and skills in the field of science related to research project.
  • Technical competence and passionate with cell culture and genetic editing (knockout and overexpression) techniques.
  • Strong molecular and cell biology techniques, as well as experience working with mouse and human models.
  • Strong general computer skills, experience with databases and scientific applications, and ability to quickly learn and master various computer programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill.

Desired Qualifications

  • MD and PhD or equivalent education level with prior relevant training in immunology, biology, physiology, biochemistry or related field.
  • Optimally 5+ years of experience in molecular and cell biology, including experience in single cell sorting (FACS) and analysis.
  • Experience with CRISPR genetic editing techniques.
  • Experience with diverse clinical patient sample analysis.
  • Must be technically rigorous, highly organized, and have demonstrated excellence, innovation and productivity in research.
  • Ability to work independently and fuction effectively as part of a team of physicians, students, postdoctoral fellows, and laboratory and animal technicians and staff.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Summary of previous research experience and interest
  • CV/resume
  • 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.