Interested candidates should submit the required application materials by email to Dr. Chetty at: email@example.com.
Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Laboratory of Dr. Sundari Chetty, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University.
The overarching goal of the lab is to improve the prospects of autologous cell replacement therapy and in vitro disease modeling for regenerative medicine with applications for neuroscience. Current projects focus on using human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines from individuals with psychiatric disorders (e.g. autism and schizophrenia) to model and understand the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. In particular, iPSC lines will be differentiated into the neuronal and glial lineages to investigate changes at the cellular, functional, and mechanistic levels using a broad range of techniques from RNA sequencing, genome editing, to functional assays in in vitro and in vivo models. Knowledge gained from these studies will be applied towards understanding the pathology and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. The position will also involve collaborations with other labs in the Stem Cell and Neuroscience Institutes working on related questions.
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- Minimum degree and field of knowledge: PhD or MD in neurobiology, stem cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, or related field required with a strong publication record in these areas.
- Ideal candidates would have extensive experience working with stem cells and mouse models as well as expertise in the use of fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and molecular biology (RT-PCR, cloning, immunoprecipitation, western blotting).
- Expertise in genome editing (CRISPR-Cas9), epigenetics, and high throughput sequencing (ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, DNA methylation, RNA-seq) would be very valuable.
- A brief statement of current and future career goals
- Contact information for three references