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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Stanley Liu

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Liu, Stanley
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Surg: Otolaryngology
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
two to three years
Appointment Start Date: 
as soon as possible
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Application should be email P.I. Dr. Stanley Liu ( and administrator Olga Komin ( using the subject line “Postdoctoral Scholar for Sleep Surgery”
P.I. faculty profile:

Sleep remains one of the most exciting and enigmatic subjects for scientific and clinical inquiry. We continue to discover how sleep profoundly impacts health and wellness. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), one of the most common sleep disorders, affects at least a third of the U.S. population. With repetitive reduction of airflow during sleep as a result of upper airway collapse, OSA is a major burden to health and wellness. I am seeking a postdoctoral scholar to join a renowned surgical team and optimize OSA care. Contemporary surgical treatment for OSA includes procedures of the nose, soft palate, tongue, and the facial skeleton. Our ongoing projects include AI integration of sleep endoscopy, snoring sound, ultrasound imaging, and genetic data. Our ideal scholar should have core expertise in a number of the areas described, and is excited to incorporate expertise from the Stanford ecosystem. A key collaborator is Professor Pierre Khuri-Yakub of the Stanford electrical engineering department, with whom we aim to apply ultrasound technology in tissue repair.

Required Qualifications: 

1. MD, PhD, or equivalent, in biomechanical engineering or related fields
2. Experience with managing cross-disciplinary projects
3. Strong communication skills to organize conference, journal, and grant submissions
4. Excited about the science of breathing and sleep!

Required Application Materials: 

1. Cover letter describing research experience, contributions to the field, continuing goals, and expectations
2. CV including a complete list of publications
3. Contact information for 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.