Pluripotent Stem Cell Faculty

Stanford University
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
September 23 2016
Job Type

Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, in the specific areas of somatic lineage specification, direct lineage reprogramming, and pluripotent stem cell research.

The Institute recognizes the fundamental importance of these areas to both basic science and the development of next-generation cell replacement therapies. We welcome candidates interested in any aspect of cell lineage identity and pluripotency, including but not limited to basic mechanisms of multilineage potential; chromatin and cell biological mechanisms regulating lineage identity, directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells; pluripotent and somatic lineage reprogramming; and/or development of pluripotent stem cell or reprogramming-based therapeutics.

The successful applicant's research program will be housed in the Lorry I. Lokey Building for Stem Cell Research, which provides an outstanding collaborative environment for basic investigation into stem cell biology in addition to the development of candidate therapeutics. The Lokey Building also contains, or is nearby, core facilities with key enabling technologies.

The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. Applicants are expected to establish a vigorous and innovative research program. Responsibilities also include teaching trainees, including graduate students as part of the Institute's Interdisciplinary PhD Training Program in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.

Finally, the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine is an independent research institute at Stanford University School of Medicine. Hence as with all Institute appointments, the successful applicant's primary appointment will be in an academic department within the School of Medicine but the billet will reside with the Institute and the applicant's research program will be housed in the Lokey Stem Cell Building.

Interested applicants should send their (1) curriculum vitae and (2) a brief statement of research accomplishments and objectives in a single PDF file addressed to the Chair of Pluripotent Stem Cell Faculty Search Committee at Three letters of recommendation should also be separately sent to this email address directly by the referees; letters coming via the applicant will be discarded.

Review of applications will commence on October 31, 2016, and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.