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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor yanmin yang

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Yang, yanmin
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Neurology & Neurological Sci
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
up to five years
Appointment Start Date: 
September 1st, 2020
How to Submit Application Materials: 

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We are seeking two-three highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellows to join Dr. Yang’s research lab in the Department of Neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine. The successful candidates will work independently and with other team members on projects involving the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration with animal models.  More emphasis are on cytoskeletal functions and regulations.
Essential duties will be to independently and collaboratively design and conduct laboratory experiments, primarily in cellular system and rodent models. Specific duties may include but are not limited to: genetic and functional analyses of mutant mice; imaging and quantitative analyses; DNA recombinant methods and plasmid cloning; biochemistry including western blotting, protein purification, and protein interaction studies; and manuscript preparation in cooperation with the P.I. Once trained, the successful candidate may be responsible for training other laboratory personnel, as needed.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The minimal qualifications are a Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, cell biology, or a very closely related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Three strongly supportive letters of recommendation
  • Applicants must have a strong record of authorships in peer-reviewed high-quality scientific journals including primary research papers
  • Extensive working laboratory experience with methods relevant to the genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and developmental biology of rodents or other model systems
  • Background on data sciences is highly desired
Required Application Materials: 
  • Along with your application, a cover letter describing your specific interests and background
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Contact information for three relevant references
  • 1–2-page description of what specifically interests you about this particular position and area of science
  • three reference letters


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.