Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pulmonary Vascular Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Location
Palo Alto, California, Stanford University School of Medicine
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Posted
September 12 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Position Description:  The laboratory of Cristina M. Alvira, MD in the Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology in the Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in pulmonary vascular biology to join its research program.  The postdoctoral fellow will join NIH funded projects to elucidate molecular mechanisms that control alveolarization, the final stage of lung development, with a specific focus on how the lung microenvironment influences pulmonary angiogenesis and alveolar development.  Specific areas of research include identification of pulmonary endothelial heterogeneity, and how endothelial cell phenotypes change during development and in response to injury.  Molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches are used to identify key regulators of pulmonary angiogenesis, and to explore how these pathways are altered in lung disease, in order to identify new therapeutic targets that can be used to enhance lung growth and repair during injury.  A key part of this project will be to leverage single cell transcriptomic profiling to identify subpopulations of endothelial cells with unique angiogenic capacity. Dr. Alvira’s lab is housed within the shared laboratory space of the Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology, allowing for active interaction and collaboration with numerous other research groups with expertise in pulmonary vascular remodeling, developmental biology, cystic fibrosis, and interstitial lung disease. In addition, the Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology has access to world-renown core facilities and resources within Stanford University to support cutting edge biomedical research using the latest technologies.

Qualifications:  Ideal candidates will have an MD and/or PhD with a strong background in cell and molecular biology, excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated, and a great team player.  English proficiency is a must. Candidates with a background in developmental biology, lung injury, or vascular biology are particularly encouraged to apply.  Previous experience working with genetic mouse models and primary alveolar epithelial or pulmonary endothelial cells would also be very helpful.  To apply, please forward your cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Cristina Alvira, MD at 

Apply for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pulmonary Vascular Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Already uploaded your resume? Sign in to apply instantly

Apply

Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Resume must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Supplementary Documents must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .txt, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb


4000 characters left


By applying for a job listed on Science Careers you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.