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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Wei Gu

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Gu, Wei
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year with renewal
Appointment Start Date: 
Immediate / flexible
How to Submit Application Materials: 

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: The Gu Lab seeks to train a postdoctoral fellow interested in new minimally invasive approaches for molecular diagnostics with a specific focus on methylation profiling of large datasets. The ideal candidate will have a sufficient quantitative and computational background to analyze sequencing and high dimensionality data. Expertise with genome-wide methylation datasets, next-generation sequencing, related molecular experimental techniques, and biostatistics will be helpful. The candidate will have the chance to gain experience within molecular diagnostics, emphasizing ‘liquid biopsy’ cell-free DNA biomarkers, and next-generation sequencing wet and dry lab techniques.
The Gu Lab is a multidisciplinary team that focuses on developing and translating new molecular technologies to advance less invasive and early diagnostics. We are funded by NIH, Burroughs-Wellcome, and the Stanford Department of Pathology. The lab is in the same building and is closely affiliated with the clinical Molecular Genetic Pathology and Clinical Genomics Laboratories. Dr. Gu is a board-certified Molecular Pathologist in these laboratories. We use Novaseq, automation, and a large bank of biospecimens to develop cutting-edge diagnostic technologies and perform studies.
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Required Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree prior to starting.
  • Preference for expertise with next-generation sequencing or epigenetics with exposure to both the wet lab and dry lab.
  • Preference for strong computational/mathematical skills with experience working with large, high dimensionality sequencing datasets, and biostatistics.
  • Preference for fluency in shell, python, and R, and a familiarity with standard software packages related to next-generation sequencing, genomics, and epigenetics.
  • Track record of productive research through peer-reviewed publications.
  • A self-starter, team player, with an eagerness to quickly learn new fields.
Required Application Materials: 
  • 1-page max Cover Letter on your specific interest in this position and the relevant background
  • CV (3-page max)
  • Links or Pubmed ID to the most crucial publications where you were a primary contributor
  • References: 3 references + contact information


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